AW: [R] running Rcmd INSTALL, again

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at
Fri Jan 5 11:56:05 CET 2001

As ever, please do check that you have used exactly the addresses in the
documentation, and followed just one set of instructions.  You seem to
have used half of one and half of another here.  There's a fix at the

On Fri, 5 Jan 2001, RINNER Heinrich wrote:

> Indeed, there is no file named "dlltool" anywhere around here!
> So, at last I am beginning to suspect that my collection of tools is
> incomplete.
> What I have got is "" and
> "". These are properly
> istalled, I think.

Eh?  There is no such file, nor is that what readme.packages says.

auk% wget
           => `'
Connecting to connected!
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
10:52:39 ERROR 404: Not Found.

> readme.packages says "If your package has no C nor Fortran nor C++ sources,
> see `Simple ports' 
> near the bottom of this file." I don't have any of these sources; going to
> the bottom, readme.packages says:
> "You will need 
> suitable versions of Unix tools including make, sh, rm, sed, awk,
> mkdir, echo, cp and cat; we have packaged a set at
> perl5, available via"
> I might have misunderstood something here.
> Q: Do I have to compile R myself in order to be able to use Rcmd?


> Q: Do I have to get "",
> "", and "" from
> "", even if my package has
> no C nor Fortran nor C++ sources?

You do to use Rcmd INSTALL. That's not mentioned in that section, is it?
And that's not where you get them.

I think the simplest way out for you is to change the line in
src/gnuwin/32/Makefile (from


pkg-%:  libR.a #../include/globalvar.h


pkg-%:  #libR.a #../include/globalvar.h

(just insert a #).

If you ever do want to make a package with C etc, you will need to get the
compilers and remove the #.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at
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University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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