[R] A couple problems installing 0.64 (under linux, redhat 5.2)

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Apr 19 23:02:24 CEST 1999

On Mon, 19 Apr 1999, Barnet Wagman wrote:

> I'm encountering a couple problems configuring and making R 0.64 under
> linux, redhat 5.2
> These problems didn't occur when I build 0.63.2
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> (1) configure generates the warning:
> "configure: warning: Cannot determine how to create shared libraries.
>     Please set CPICFLAGS, FPICFLAGS and SHLIBLDFLAGS in `config.site'."
> I'm not sure what's needed here.  The only flag I use to create shared
> libs is '-shared',
> but adding that to config.site not make the warning go away.

> (2) Apparently there are some X headers that make is not finding.  Make
> generates the
> (terminal) error:
> " ...
> gcc -O3  -I../include -I../../src/include -ansi -c dataentry.c
> In file included from dataentry.c:24:
> dataentry.h:22: X11/X.h: No such file or directory
> dataentry.h:23: X11/Xlib.h: No such file or directory
> dataentry.h:24: X11/Xutil.h: No such file or directory
> dataentry.h:25: X11/keysym.h: No such file or directory
> dataentry.h:26: X11/cursorfont.h: No such file or directory"
> Any idea where these headers are on a redhat system? I can't seem to
> find them
> in any of the usual places.

Both of these are the same path problem.  You need /usr/X11R6/bin in the
path for configure to find xmkmf, and you need /usr/X11R6/include for the
include files. Configure found

X_CFLAGS =  -I/usr/X11R6/include
X_LIBS =  -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lX11

for me once I had /usr/X11R6/bin in the path. I build on Linux remotely,
and have to ensure that the X bits are in my path (when they would
be automatically if I used the console, if that was not a terminal
in a locked room in another building, ....

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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