[R] make errors while compiling

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Sat Dec 11 12:06:57 CET 1999

Prof Brian D Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:

> On Sat, 11 Dec 1999, Kieran Healy wrote:
> > I am a first-time R user trying to compile v.0.90.0 under Caldera
> > OpenLinux 2.3, on a Dell PII400/128. I've encountered a problem with the
> > make file. 
> Well, not with the make file but with your system. On our RedHat Linux
> boxes, both asm/sigcontext.h and linux/limits.h are in the rpm
> kernel-headers-*, so I suggest you try installing that. However, again on
> our systems, glibc-devel requires kernel-headers.  So either Caldera have
> got their dependencies wrong (and we have encountered missing files on
> Caldera systems before) or you did not allow dependencies to be installed.
> Try
> rpm -q --requires glibc-devel
> to see if kernel-headers is a dependency.  I vaguely recall there are ways
> to check for any missing required packages on RPM-based systems, but as I
> have never had need of them, I can't recall the details.

Yes. On some older versions of RedHat and Slackware, I believe that
the asm and linux directories pointed directly into the kernel
sources, so if there's nothing like kernel-headers on your CD, it
might be the kernel sources themselves that need to be installed.

Let us know if (and how) you get this to work. The OpenLinux systems
seem to be gaining popularity because of its user-friendliness,
although at least in 2.2 it turned out that the
programmer-friendliness wasn't quite up to it...

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