R-beta: Debian 2.0 and R

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Wed Aug 19 02:16:27 CEST 1998


  Venkat>  I am trying to compile R on my Debian 2.0 machine.
  Venkat> How can I make the configure and make scripts to use egcc
  Venkat> throughout?

Well, as Debian contains an R package (which is usually very up-to-date,
thanks to Doug Bates), you can simply use the 'meta-makefile' debian/rules to
build the package.  As you already have an original R tarball, just get the
matching Debian diff.gz file, ie 'r-base_0.62.2-1.diff.gz' (note that Debian
renamed R to r-base for interbal consistency), apply this diff.gz to the
tar.gz for 0.62.2, change into the directory and say

	$ debian/rules build 

which will do the work.  Reading the Makefile debian/rules should be

Hope this helps,  Dirk

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