[R] Re: compiling R for Windows from source

Griffith Feeney gfeeney at hawaii.edu
Sat Apr 1 10:15:34 CEST 2000

At 01:40 AM 3/31/00 -1000, you wrote:
>> Package //L/R-1.0.0/src/library/base does not exist
>That's your problem.  Now, what do you think //L/R-1.0.0 is?  That is
>not a Windows file specification.  Why are you using it?

Because that's what 'tar zxvf R-1.0.0' creates. In fact, renaming it
rw1000 gives the same error message with 'rw1000' instead of 'R-1.0.0'.

>I've never seen
>anything like this.  You may need to set RHOME explicitly in the Makefile
>if your tools are getting confused.

Tried this, just got different errors.

>(Looks as if you might be using bash.exe not sh.exe somehow.)

Don't understand this. I'm running commands in a DOS window. Invoking sh 
there doesn't help.

I can build without errors and get a working Rgui.exe if I put 
'HELP=NO' and 'PACKAGES=base' (only) in Makefile, but not otherwise.

Should src/include contain the file Rversion.h? I had to copy one from the 
binary distribution to avoid an error message.

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