AW: [R] running Rcmd INSTALL: working now!
H.RINNER at TIROL.GV.AT
Fri Jan 5 13:12:32 CET 2001
I almost didn't believe in it anymore, but Rcmd INSTALL finally is working
Thanks to all who helped on this, especially to Guido Masarotto, Brian
Ripley, John Fox, Peter Dalgaard, Uwe Ligges.
Anyway, I do think the documentation is a bit confusing here (at least for
me, I don't know if others have felt the same). It might be a good idea to
add the essence of Brians and Guidos replies to the "Simple ports" section
of readme.packages ?
As for the link to "tools.zip" (Brian Ripley mentioned that in his post):
Right, the correct link to this is
"http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/Rtools/tools.zip", and that's where I
actually got it from.
The confusion stems from the fact that tools.zip (I have downloaded this on
Dec27, 2000) includes (or included?) a file "readme.txt" in which the wrong
link "http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/bdr/RWin/tools.zip" is (was?) given.
Thanks again to everyone who helped on this,
> Von: Guido Masarotto[SMTP:guido at sirio.stat.unipd.it]
> Gesendet: Freitag, 05. Jänner 2001 12:08
> An: RINNER Heinrich
> Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Betreff: Re: [R] running Rcmd INSTALL, again
> On Fri, Jan 05, 2001 at 11:25:51AM +0100, 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 "rw1020sp.zip" and
> > "http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/bdr/RWin/tools.zip". These are properly
> > istalled, I think.
> > readme.packages says "If your package has no C nor Fortran nor C++
> > see `Simple ports'
> > near the bottom of this file." I don't have any of these sources; going
> > 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
> > http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/Rtools/tools.zip.
> > perl5, available via http://www.activestate.com/Products/ActivePerl/"
> > 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 "bin-msvcrt-2000-03-27.zip",
> > "binutils-19990818-1-msvcrt.zip", and "gcc-2.95.2-1-msvcrt.zip" from
> > "http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/bdr/RWin/tools.zip", even if my package
> > no C nor Fortran nor C++ sources?
> No: you don't need the C and Fortran compiler but
> Yes: if I understand, you have been found a problem in the
> src/gnuwin32/Makefile distributed in rwxxxxsp.zip. This Makefile
> try to build the export library for R.dll also for packages
> which don't need them.
> You can try the following routes:
> 1) edit src/gnuwin32/Makefile, find the line
> pkg-%: libR.a #...
> and change it to
> pkg-%: #libR.a ...
> i.e., move the # before libR.a
> This should works but I can test it now (I haven't a Windows
> system at hand). Keep in mind that the modified Makefile
> will be useless for installing packages with C or Fortran sources.
> 2) install binutils-19.... dlltool lives there.
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