[R] Compiling 1.2.1 to Windows binary

Marc Feldesman feldesmanm at pdx.edu
Fri Jan 19 23:40:58 CET 2001

I'm having a bit of trouble getting the 1.2.1 source to compile to a 
Windows binary.  The base compiles with no problem, but when the make file 
gets to the point of having to compile the HTML files (.chm), the make file 
quits, and neither the .chm files get built, nor does the make file 
continue on to build any of the packages beyond the base.  I can overcome 
this problem by changing MkRules to only do WinHelp.  The error message I 
get basically says that it can't find the hhc file.  Not only is the hhc 
correctly specified in the MkRules file, but it is also correctly located 
in the Path within the environment.  I can verify this by spawning a 
command prompt (cmd) and simply entering "hhc" at the command line.  It 
brings up hhc.exe without problem.

I've encountered this problem on both WinNT and Windows 2000, but never 
encountered it when I compiled the release prior to 1.2.0 (1.1.0?).

I seem to be missing something obvious here, but I can't figure out what is 
preventing the make file from finding hhc.exe.

I'd appreciate any advice you can offer.


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