[R] Windows NT make erro this time

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Mar 2 07:37:50 CET 2000

On Wed, 1 Mar 2000, Krassimir Krastev wrote:

> (Windows NT)(I think I did all the steps in the Install file right)
> and I got an R-1.0.0 make error which noone got yet.
> Please help! I looked in the Makefile but I don't see any quoted strings
> there.
> (I'm not good at make:-/)

(Then is this a good idea?  Why not wait for the pre-built and tested
binary distribution? In fact they are available at Vienna CRAN now.)

> >pwd
> /WINNT/Profiles/krac/Desktop/R-1.0.0/src/gnuwin32
> >make BUILD=MINGW32
> mkdir -p ../../bin
> make -C ./fixed
> make[1]: Entering directory
> `C:/WINNT/Profiles/krac/Desktop/R-1.0.0/src/gnuwin32
> /fixed'
> make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
> make[1]: Leaving directory
> `C:/WINNT/Profiles/krac/Desktop/R-1.0.0/src/gnuwin32/
> fixed'
> cp -pr unzip ../..
> rm -f ../../unzip/*.h
> Syntax error: Unterminated quoted string
> make: *** [console.d] Error 2

As this works for both the maintainers and when cross-building, I can only
point you at:

  Note 2: we are aware that because of limitations in line length or in
  the shell used that the Makefiles do not work unchanged on all the
  possible combinations of tools, compilers and OSes.  We have tested
  the Cygwin make and shell under NT, and cross-building (see below).

Almost certainly there is something deficient in the tools you have
installed, or which ones are being picked up.  In particular, do you have
the right sh.exe in use? That seems to be running the .c.d rule, and that
does have a quoted string, so do you have the right echo.exe in use?  And
so on ....

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