[R] ESS Compilation error

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Mar 20 11:09:31 CET 2000

>>>>> "Kurt" == Kurt Gerber <kgerber at gmx.ch> writes:

    Kurt> Im running R 0.99 on SuSE 6.3 with Linux 2.2.14 and Xemacs 21.1.
    Kurt> When I try to compile ESS
Note that ESS is not part of R 
and the appropriate mailing list for ESS is
ESS-help @stat.math.ethz.ch {to which this is CC'ed}.

    Kurt>  the processes stops with an error message:

You forgot to tell us the version of ESS, 
but below I see that it's 5.1.9  which is somewhat outdated.
{as well as your version of R: 1.0.0 is current --> http://www.r-project.org/}
The latest version of ESS 5.1.13 does *include* the ess.info files

 --> http://ess.stat.wisc.edu/ or any CRAN mirror 

    Kurt> Making info file `ess.info' from `ess.texi'.
    Kurt> ./newfeat.texi:3: itemize requires an argument: the formatter for @item.
    Kurt> ./newfeat.texi:9: itemize requires an argument: the formatter for @item.
    Kurt> makeinfo: Removing output file `/usr/src/R/ess/ess-5.1.9/doc/ess.info' due to errors; use --force to preserve.
    Kurt> make[1]: *** [ess.info] Error 2
    Kurt> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/R/ess/ess-5.1.9/doc'
    Kurt> bash-2.03# 

    Kurt> Does anybody know, what that means? Is there something missing on
    Kurt> my system, something to do with texinfo?

I may mean that your makeinfo is somewhat outdated.
The latest GNU texinfo 4.0 has a makeinfo which is required also for making
R's info manuals (in R' doc/manual/).
Get texinfo/texinfo-4.0.tar.gz from any GNU mirror.

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