[R] building packages under NT - missing headers?

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Apr 27 08:10:21 CEST 1999

On Mon, 26 Apr 1999, Ken Johnson wrote:

> I'm attempting to build an R package for some of my own code (using NT
> x86, rw0640, cygwin b20.1)
> The problem is that some header files required to build libR.seem to be
> missing from the distribution
> $ make libR.a
> dataentry.c:20: Defn.h: No such file or directory
> dataentry.c:21: Print.h: No such file or directory
> These files were not part of the rw0640s archive,  but I note that they
> exist in the 'official' R source -  and I had no problems building the
> package with the previous  release  (633)
> Any ideas what I have missed?

To build libR.a you need the rw0640sp (not rw0640s) distribution: it is the
latter that is intended for package builders, as the readme.packages says.
This was true for rw0633 too. rw0640sp.zip should include the include files
and R.exp, which is what is trying to be built here.

Let us know privately if you have any further problems.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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