[Rd] TEXINFO error when building R-3.4.0

Avraham Adler avraham.adler at gmail.com
Mon Apr 24 17:42:22 CEST 2017


I am trying to build 64 bit R-3.4.0 (specifically
R-patched_2017-04-23) on Windows 64 and have run into an issue with
building the html files. I am using Rtools34 version 1962, the texinfo
zip from <http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/Rtools/> unzipped into
C:\R\texinfo, and Strawberry perl In my MkRules.local
I have the following, which worked for building R in 3.3.x:

# set this to YES to build static HTML help

# unset this if you are *not* using MiKTeX
# Recent MiKTEX does not provide texi2dvi and needs something like
TEXI2DVI = TEXINDEX=C:/Rtools/bin/texindex.exe texify

# for texinfo >= 5.1. If the texinfo files are installed at /packages/texinfo,
TEXI2ANY = C:/Strawberry/perl/bin/perl.exe -I/C:/R/texinfo C:/R/texinfo/texi2any
# if you do not have texinfo (default),
# TEXI2ANY = missing

Nevertheless, while building R-3.4 I get the following error:

------ Making HTML documentation ------
creating doc/manual/version.texi
creating doc/manual/R-FAQ.html
Can't locate Texinfo/Convert/Texinfo.pm in @INC (you may need to install the Tex
info::Convert::Texinfo module) (@INC contains: \usr\local\share\texinfo\lib\Text
-Unidecode\lib \usr\local\share\texinfo\lib\Unicode-EastAsianWidth\lib \usr\loca
l\share\texinfo\lib\libintl-perl\lib \usr\local\share\texinfo /C:/R/texinfo C:/S
trawberry/perl/site/lib C:/Strawberry/perl/vendor/lib C:/Strawberry/perl/lib .)
at C:/R/texinfo/texi2any line 100.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at C:/R/texinfo/texi2any line 100.
sed: can't read R-FAQ.html.tmp: No such file or directory
make[3]: *** [R-FAQ.html] Error 2
make[2]: *** [htmldocs] Error 2
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make: *** [distribution] Error 2

If it helps, Convert seems to be found in C:\R\texinfo\Texinfo\Convert
which is not in the list of @INC. Any and all help would be

Thank you,


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