[R] Newbie questions

Zsombor Cseres-Gergely z.cseres-gergely at ucl.ac.uk
Tue Oct 31 20:36:40 CET 2000

On Mon, Oct 30, 2000 at 05:27:29PM -0600, Douglas Bates wrote:

> You may want to try "make check" after configuring and compiling R.
> That should use the postscript graphics device driver rather than
> anything related to X.  We would be very interested in hearing if that
> succeeds.

OK, one good and a bad news. Good news is that R runs with option --gui=none.
It does demo()-s that does not involve graphics. It does this at a failry good
speed, and can allocate all my ram (I have not tried more, though)

Bad news is that make check fails saying: 

Fatal error: The X11 shared library could not be loaded.
  The error was /home/zs/R-1.1.1/bin/R_X11.so: undefined symbol: R_GlobalEnv

Since I am an absplutely non-programmer, I can only say what I have already
said: X (3.??) is hacked on top of The Hurd, and will be replaced by a newer
breed (4.??), so I think this is not your problem. However, if you have a
suggestion, I could try it, and/or pipe the results into Hurd people.

BTW it is nice to see that you managed to avoid the typical MAXPATHELEN (?)
cath that affects many packages.

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