[R] Compiling 1.2.1 to Windows binary [SUMMARY]

Guido Masarotto guido at sirio.stat.unipd.it
Sun Jan 21 15:44:40 CET 2001

On Sat, Jan 20, 2001 at 08:42:31PM -0800, Marc R. Feldesman wrote:
> The crucial resolution lay in an offhand suggestion that Brian made (and 
> which Peter hinted at) about other elements being on the same logical drive 
> with HTML Help Workshop.  As it turned out, I placed HTML Help Workshop on 
> my logical E: drive, while all the other elements needed to make R were 
> located on the logical F: drive.  Again, even though the paths were quite 
> clear in the shell, placing the different components on different logical 
> drives is too confusing in the cygwin environment.  When I uninstalled HTML 
> Help Workshop from the E: drive, rebooted and reinstalled it to the F: 
> drive, the make proceeded without error.
> I don't know whether this should be part of the instructions for building R 
> from source or not, but it certainly does appear that everything needs to 
> reside on the same logical drive.

  Not really sure about this. I have a almost full 'cygwin' in c:/cygwin, 
  'mingw' in c:/Programs/mingw32 but 'perl' and 'Ms Help Workshop'
  in d:/Program Files/. And, it works for me. Boh!!

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