[R] Help compiling R
Prof Brian D Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jan 25 08:18:25 CET 2000
On Mon, 24 Jan 2000, Hagedorn, Dan N wrote:
> Thank you. I had forgotten that there was an old copy of IDL out there
> (actually, I also forgot that it is an RSI product!). For some unknown reason,
> R wanted to do an install in the IDL directories. I am not sure what component
> or routine R picked up during the configure, from the IDL directories (they are
> on a different disk), but the Makeconf file ended up with the line, "INSTALL =
> /.../IDL/idl_5.2/bin/install -c". Maybe if I had remembered that IDL was a RSI
> product, I would have searched for "IDL"? ... Nah! I would still be puzzled!
Configure looks for a program that is called install and not
# SysV /etc/install, /usr/sbin/install
# SunOS /usr/etc/install
# IRIX /sbin/install
# AIX /bin/install
# AIX 4 /usr/bin/installbsd, which doesn't work without a -g flag
# AFS /usr/afsws/bin/install, which mishandles nonexistent args
# SVR4 /usr/ucb/install, which tries to use the nonexistent group "staff"
which rules out those on Solaris. The last one would be a good choice
on Solaris, but the comment seems incorrect (`staff' does exist unless
removed, and in any case /usr/ucb/install -g somegroup would do). But as
this is done by autoconf, I believe, we are stuck with it. One can
install GNU install to avoid this (and speed up installation that
otherwise uses a script).
> From: Peter Dalgaard BSA [SMTP:p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk]
> That's a new one... One should think that we'd seen all Solaris
> problems by now, but no.
Not really a Solaris problem, I think.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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