[R] i686

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Fri Apr 21 14:18:37 CEST 2000

>>>>> Peter Dalgaard BSA writes:

> gb <gb at stat.umu.se> writes:
>> When I installed R-1.0.1 on my RH-6.1 Linux machine I got, when
>> running  'configure' (only the first few lines repeated here):
>> --------------------------------------------------
>> [root at localhost R-1.0.1]# ./configure --with-gnome
>> creating cache ./config.cache
>> checking host system type... i686-unknown-linux
>> loading site script ./config.site
>> loading build specific script ./config.site
>> ./configure: i686: command not found
>> --------------------------------------------------
>> It's the last line that worries me. Obviously, configure tries to
>> do something special if the target is an i686, but has it succeeded?
>> And do I have to worry?

> Yes, you should worry.... One thing you might do to debug it is to run
> configure as "sh -x /path/to/configure". This echoes every sh command
> that the script is running, so it should tell you exactly where the
> error is coming from. (Tons of output, divert it to a file or run
> through a pager). 

> My best guess is that you have something in config.site that is not
> supposed to be there.

I think there is no need to worry.  The problem seems to occur when
using --with-gnome, irrespective of what config.site and/or .Rconf do.
It is solved by upgrading the tools/config.{sub,guess} scripts and
making related changes in configure.in.  This is already taken care of
in the development version.

If the reported behavior breaks something, I will gladly merge the fix
into the release version.

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