[R] Installing on DEC 4.0b

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Feb 12 14:06:23 CET 1999

> To: Jonathan.Yuen at tvs.slu.se
> Cc: "G.Janacek" <G.Janacek at uea.ac.uk>, r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R] Installing on DEC 4.0b
> From: Peter Dalgaard BSA <p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk>
> Date: 12 Feb 1999 13:25:18 +0100
> Jonathan.Yuen at tvs.slu.se writes:
> > I don't know how well it is documented, but you need gnu make.  OK,
> > everybody knows that.  But it has to called make.  And it has to be the
> > make that gets run when you type 'make'.
> > 
> > I have both dec's make and gnu make on my alpha, but gnu's make is called
> > gnumake.  I tried typing 'gnumake' to make R.  Not good enuf.  I had to
> > name it make, and make sure it was found (play with path stuff) before
> > dec's make.  Or temporarily rename the dec make into something else.
> I'm not exactly sure, but I think it might work to set the environment
> explicitly, i.e.
> MAKE=gnumake gnumake # /bin/sh syntax
> or
> setenv MAKE gnumake # /bin/csh
> gnumake

It definitely does work to add
to config.site (before calling configure).  Then you don't need to
remember this again.

I think the variable is needed to be set at configure time, not just
make time.

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