[R] Installing R on 64-bit Solaris 2.8

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jan 7 17:38:26 CET 2004

On Wed, 7 Jan 2004 Gerald.Jean at spgdag.ca wrote:

> Hello,
> I am installing R on a Sun Solaris 64-bit machine.  I followed the
> instructions in the "R Installation and Administration" guide.  I am amazed
> at how much is going on during the installation process and I congratulate
> the people who have put all this together for the ones amongst us who don't
> have the required skills to do it.
> The installation went fairly well I think, I got the following Warnings
> from "configure".  I guess that the required packages to build the
> different R manuals were not found on the machine, I am a little surprised
> regarding the PDF manuals since Acrobat reader is installed and
> "/opt/Acrobat5/bin" is on the PATH; emacs is also installed and in the PATH
> variable?
> configure: WARNING: you cannot build DVI versions of the R manuals
> configure: WARNING: you cannot build info versions of the R manuals
> configure: WARNING: you cannot build PDF versions of the R manuals

You probably don't have tex, pdftex nor makeinfo installed.

> "make" ran with no complaints.  "make check" ended with the following
> messages, is that a concern, should I pursue the installation or is this
> realy a fatal error as the message states?  If so what should I do
> differently?
> running tests of Internet and socket functions
>   expect some differences
> running code in 'internet.R' ...*** Error code 1
> make: Fatal error: Command failed for target `internet.Rout'
> Current working directory /actuaria/application/R-1.8.1/tests
> *** Error code 1 (ignored)

Look in the file tests/internet.Rout.fail.  It is probably an
authentication problem (might you need a proxy set?), but it would be wise
to track it a bit further.

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