[R] Problems with R-0.65.0

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Sep 14 08:50:44 CEST 1999

On Mon, 13 Sep 1999, Ralf Herbrich wrote:

> Hello,
> I installed the new release 0.65.0 of R on our local Solaris system. As I
> already (and sucessfully) installed the 0.64.0 and 0.64.1 version of R, I
> hadn't had any trouble during the installation. But as I've started R in
> order to see the demo I've got horizontal and vertical lines goint to the
> left and top of the X11 window at each tick (demo ("graphics")). This
> seems not to be a grid but is now standard in any 2D plot (I also tried
> several of my own R programs). Furthermore, the exported postscripts
> (dev.print (file="blabla.ps")) can't be displayed by ghostscript.
> What did I wrong during the installation?

Probably nothing. I have seen this effect on Solaris when the configuration
did not work consistently (that is it re-configured with different settings
because the environment variables were different: usually because I did not
ask it to re-configure).

I think the reason is that either HAVE_FINITE is not defined in
src/include/Rconfig.h or it is defined and FINITE_BROKEN is also defined.
Can you send me (privately) 

that file, 
the result of typing `R.version' and
details of the compilers used 

(for starters).

It might be worth doing 

make clean
rm config.cache
(keep the output)

to try once again.

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