[R] problem compiling R 1.7.0/RH 7.2

Ott Toomet otoomet at econ.dk
Thu Apr 24 16:36:52 CEST 2003

Dear all,

I have tried to compile R for RH 7.2 on i686 but there is an error
with package methods.  I loaded R 1.7.0.tgz today from the Danish
mirror.  It looks like the function character() is undefined...

Can anyone help?


I did:

configure --prefix=$HOME

.... everything seems to work nice until .....

make[5]: Leaving directory `/home/otoomet/a/R-1.7.0/src/library/methods/src'
make[4]: Leaving directory `/home/otoomet/a/R-1.7.0/src/library/methods/src'
make[4]: Entering directory `/home/otoomet/a/R-1.7.0/src/library/methods'
dumping R code in package 'methods'
Error in eval(expr, envir, enclos) : couldn't find function "character"
Execution halted
make[4]: *** [../../../library/methods/R/all.rda] Error 1
make[4]: Leaving directory `/home/otoomet/a/R-1.7.0/src/library/methods'
make[3]: *** [all] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/otoomet/a/R-1.7.0/src/library/methods'
make[2]: *** [R] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/otoomet/a/R-1.7.0/src/library'
make[1]: *** [R] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/otoomet/a/R-1.7.0/src'
make: *** [R] Error 1

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