[R] 1.7.0 installation problem

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri May 16 22:09:06 CEST 2003

On Fri, 16 May 2003, Eric Evans wrote:

> I'm having a problem trying to upgrade from R 1.6.0 to 1.7.0 on our 
> Suns.  We're running Solaris 8 and we're using gcc 3.2.3.  The problem is 
> that I get a bunch of error messages about a missing subroutine 
> Rdconv::fill during the "make" of 1.7.0, although I didn't have this 
> missing subroutine problem back when I installed 1.6.0.  Can anyone suggest 
> how I can fix this problem and get 1.7.0 to compile on our systems?  Thanks 
> very much.

This looks like a Perl problem.  fill is in Text::Wrap, so my guess is 
that there is a problem with your installation.  Could you please send us 
the output of perl --version and the exact error messages.  (We know the 
current Perl 5.8.0 works, so upgrading to that should solve the problem.)

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