[R] readline not found

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Tue Nov 18 12:43:45 CET 2003

Laurent Faisnel <laurent.faisnel at ariase.com> writes:

> Hi all,
> I just upgraded to R-1.8.0. Everything worked fine but command line
> editing does not work. This clearly indicates that readline has not
> been found in the compilation process.
> How could I explicitely indicate where to find it ?
> I use a Red Hat 8.0 system. I checked the FAQ which says
> readline-devel is also needed, but I have it already installed.
> Perhaps should I add the configure option
> --with-readline=path/to/readline ?
>  >> rpm -qva | grep readline
> readline-4.3-4
> readline-devel-4.3-4
> readline41-4.1-14
> Is there a problem with that readline41 version ?

It shouldn't get used. This should work cleanly on RH8.0 and does for
me. Best idea I can come up with is to clean up, reconfigure, and
check the out put and configure log for some anomaly in your local
configuration (paths, something hardcoding --without-readline, etc.).

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