[R] R installaiton help

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Mar 8 21:25:08 CET 1999

On Mon, 8 Mar 1999, Michael Meyer wrote:

> It will work if you use gnumake (or whatever the GNU make utility is 
> called on your system).

And provided that is not GNU-make 3.77! As the INSTALL file says:

To compile R, you currently most likely need GNU make.  (To be more
precise, you need a version of make which accepts shell wildcards in
dependencies.)  On Solaris 2.6 in particular, you need a version of
GNU make different from 3.77 (the current one); 3.76.1 works fine.

If this is problem I can let you make a patched version of gmake 3.77
for Solaris 2.6.

It usually helps to read the documentation (in R it may not take you very
long, sigh).

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