[R] R installaiton help

Di Wang Di_Wang at brown.edu
Mon Mar 8 20:37:19 CET 1999


I have been trying to install R on a Sun box running Solaris 2.6. I am
running into a strange error when trying to make R. Basically, everything
compiles fine, but it stops when trying to "make doc". Here's the output of
the compiler:

>Building system startup profile
>You should `make docs' now ...
>make: Fatal error: Don't know how to make target `*/man/*.Rd'
>Current working directory /home/diwang/download/R-0.63.2/src/library

I looked at the makefile instead /src/library, and found the following
lines that's being called:

stamp-docs: $(srcdir)/*/man/*.Rd $(top_builddir)/library/LibIndex
        @rm -f $@ stamp-help stamp-html stamp-latex stamp-examples
        @echo "Building ALL documentation (help, HTML, LaTeX, R- Examples)"
        @$(MAKE) DOCS
        @touch $@ stamp-help stamp-html stamp-latex stamp-examples

So Make utility is looking for the target $(srcdir)/*/man/*.Rd, which it
cannot find. I know the .Rd files are there, but the Makefile lacks target
for compiling them. So I am wondering how can I rectify this.

Thank you very much,

- Di Wang

Assistant System Administrator
Population Studies and Training Center
Brown University

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