R-beta: R-0.62.1 under Digital Unix

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Wed Jul 1 16:01:02 CEST 1998

"Mark A. Beaumont" <M.Beaumont at ucl.ac.uk> writes:

> I am grateful for the advice of Douglas Bates on my earlier problem in making
> R-0.62.1, but I'm afraid I'm still having problems....
> I have been installing the various updates to R for quite some time on my
> alpha, and it is only now that I have been having really severe problems.
> The three or 4 versions before 0.61.1 installed without error. For 0.61.1 I
> needed to install GNU make.
> For 0.62.2 I have so far needed to
> (a) edit the Makefile in src/graphics, as mentioned in my previous email
> (b) edit the config.site to give a -fpe3 flag to the DEC f90 compiler (this
> is more a precaution in case of fp exceptions in the fortran code)
> (c) edit the Makeconf file to explicitly give "-nofor_main -fpe3" flags to
> f90 in LDCMD (because it doesn't seem to be accepted when put in
> config.site)
> (d) install GNU install (suggested by Douglas Bates)
> this then produces a successful "make"
> Following my previous practice I then make a symbolic link to R from
> /usr/local/bin. However when I then run R I get.

>From 0.62 onward you should not have to create a symbolic link in
/usr/local/bin.  It should be that you can run
 ./configure --prefix=/usr/local
 make install
and you will end up with the R script installed in /usr/local/bin and
all the files needed to run R in /usr/local/lib/R.

Can you tell what the prefix is set to after you run ./configure?

BTW, the reason for these changes is to bring R more closely in line
with the coding standards for GNU.  It is very helpful to be able to
have the sources in one directory but make the installation in another
directory, especially in a multi-architecture environment.
Douglas Bates                            bates at stat.wisc.edu
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