[R] Perl on Windows XP for Rcmd build
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Feb 15 20:47:03 CET 2003
You do need Windows Perl, but I have only tested ActiveState perl.
Cygwin Perl wil not work: it does not understand the Windows paths.
We've never seen a problem with ActiveState perl on XP.
On 15 Feb 2003, Douglas Bates wrote:
> Is there a recommended binary version of perl to use under Windows XP
> for `Rcmd build'? The R FAQ for Windows just mentions "perl". I
> think that Kevin Wang's document on R for Windows suggests ActiveState
> perl but I have not been able to install it.
> I am running Windows XP Professional on a laptop. The operating
> system was originally Windows 98 then upgraded to Windows ME then to
> XP Pro. I have downloaded the MSI installer version of ActiveState
> perl 5.8.0 and tried to install it. All that happens when I execute
> the installer is that I get a command prompt window that exits a few
> moments later, apparently with no effect. I tried this a few times,
> rebooted the computer and tried again and still no luck. I then
> removed the 5.8.0 installer and downloaded the ActivePerl-22.214.171.1245
> MSI installer instead but the same thing happened.
> Should I try Apache Perl or some other binary distribution instead?
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
More information about the R-help