[R] R under Sun Solaris 8

Henrik Bengtsson hb at maths.lth.se
Fri Apr 11 09:14:20 CEST 2003

Hi, I remember having the same problem when I tried to install a
personal version on our Sun Solaris 8 system. As readline was not in my
search paths the command line editing did not work. I do the following
before calling configure and make:

# Readline related stuff needed by [R] (readline is required for 
# the command line history in [R] to work).
# C.f. R-FAQ: "7.22 How can I get command line editing to work?"
# and "R Installation and Administration" on www.r-project.org
# Library path to 'libreadline.*'. Don't forget the prefix '-L'
export LIBS
# Source path to 'readline.h' etc. Don't forget the prefix '-I'
export CPPFLAGS 

Maybe this is what you are missing

Henrik Bengtsson

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch 
> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Jonathan Baron
> Sent: den 10 april 2003 17:50
> To: Klaus-Peter Pleissner
> Cc: R-Help
> Subject: Re: [R] R under Sun Solaris 8
> On 04/10/03 17:30, Klaus-Peter Pleissner wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I have installed R1.6.2 on a Sun Sparc workstatioin 60 under 
> Solaris 8. 
> >I' m using csh, tcsh or bash- shell. Unfortunately, it is 
> impossible to 
> >use the "arrow-up" key  on  Sun's German keyboard to repeat 
> a R command 
> >by using this key.
> >
> >Always following syntax error occurs:
> >^[[A
> >
> >Does anybody have a hint ?
> A hint, yes.  You may not have the readline library 
> installed. This is discussed in the installation notes.
> Whether this is the problem, I do not know.
> Jon
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