SUMMARY Re: [R] R compiling on SOLARIS 2.6

Carl Carpenter carlc at
Thu Apr 22 20:30:36 CEST 1999

> > We here at HGSI have a consultant doing some statistical work for us.
> > HGSI bought and installed SAS, but our consultant insists that R and
> > Rweb is a better solution. I do not know either package so I do not
> > know, hence we are ditching SAS for R and Rweb. Any comments on this
> > are welcom.

ooops, he is not a consultant, he is a full time employee. it also seems
that we are not ditching sas. instead he will be using R in certain places
where sas would take too long.

> Interesting...
> Not knowing what your applications are like, it's a bit difficult to
> comment on, though.

well, there is also an oracle database on the machine and i also don't
exactly know what the DBA does. i just try to keep the machine up and
running as much as possible and tuned fast as possible.

> >   ./configure --prefix=/usr/local --x-includes=/usr/openwin/include 
> > --x-libs=/usr/openwin/lib
> > 
> [snip]
> and you don't seem to be picking up the  $(X_CFLAGS). These come from
> the Makeconf file created by configure. Did you by any chance forget
> to remove config.cache before running configure?

removing the config.cache was the fix. i felt a little stupid so i
greped and finally reread the faq/readme/install and found nothing
on removing config.cache. must be some general knowledge thing about
config scripts that i did not know about.

thanks for all the help, now onto Rweb


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