[R] Compiling R

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Nov 18 09:44:53 CET 2003


The main source of information on installation is the `R Installation
and Administration Manual', an HTML copy of which is available as file
`doc/html/R-admin.html'.  Please read that before installing R.  But
if you are impatient, read on but please refer to the manual to
resolve any problems.

Hint: you are missing the readline development RPMs, and that is covered 
in the manual you were asked to read.

On Tue, 18 Nov 2003, John Dougherty wrote:

> I have a generally successful compiled R 1.8.0 version installed on a SuSE 9.0 
> system.  One frustration however is that the basic keyboard functions of BASH 
> have not completely carried through and the up, down, left and right arrow 
> keys don't behave as they do on the regular shell command line.  That is no 
> command history can be accessed and the cursor cannot be back-spaced over a 
> recalled command to edit it.  I expect that I am missing a "--with-" statment 
> but I am not certain what it should be.  	Is there any help file that details 
> the fine points for compiling R?  INSTALL does not contain the information I 
> am interested in.

but it does tell you *exactly* where to look.

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 mailing list