[R] problem with installation from source on linux and solaris

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Fri Sep 8 20:51:30 CEST 2000

Jennifer Steinbachs <stein at fmnh.org> writes:

> On the solaris 7 box, using the Sun make, the configuration works
> ok.  Even running make works ok.  However, when I run "make check" all of
> the tests fail.  It's a standard Ultra10, with full patches
> applied...  and there are no errors generated during the make...

Hum, we need a bit more to go on there. *How* do they fail? I'm
getting a bit rusty on that part, but once upon a time you needed
GNU make to run make check on Solaris.

> On the RH6.x linux box, configure works, make works, make check works,
> make install works.  Hey, I can even see the R binary that gets dropped
> into /usr/local/R-1.1.1/bin.  But when I try to run it, I get a text
> message "welcome to R yada yada yada" and then it quite by saying that it
> cannot access the base package.

Well that welcome message would seem to be rather unexpected... ;^) 

That'll be the plain old .tgz file configured with
--prefix=/usr/local/R-1.1.1, right?

If it cannot access the base package, it might be a good idea to see
if you can find it...:

$ ls -l `R RHOME`/library/base/R
total 596
-rw-r--r--    1 pd       users        2487 Aug 20 15:55 Rprofile
-rw-r--r--    1 pd       users      602412 Aug 20 15:55 base

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