[R] building R1.6.2 from source (windows2k)

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jan 14 10:31:02 CET 2003

On Tue, 14 Jan 2003, Christian Schulz wrote:

> what's wrong in my compiling procedure ?
> make
> make bitmapdll
> make tcl
> make docs (..first i get the error message for Latex3.0 so that i'm update
> my miktex installation, after this doing again i'm getting no error !)

Nope, that message is a texinfo warning for TeX 3.0, which you should 
ignore as that's from the 1980's.

> After  "make  docs" i should
> change directory to   R-1.6.2/doc  and  type:

Do read more carefully.  The file INSTALL says `doc/manual'!

> C:\Rcompile\R-1.6.2\doc>make -f Makefile.win info
> make: Makefile.win: No such file or directory
> make: *** No rule to make target `Makefile.win'.  Stop.

Do you really want info versions of the manuals, on Windows?  If so you 
will need to know how to install them.

> P.S.
> Rgui.exe works, but the "packages-html-help" files are corrupt !?

What are the "packages-html-help" files?   The instructions work, with the 
recommended set of tools and if actually followed.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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