[R] error during make of R-patched on Fedora core 2
MSchwartz at MedAnalytics.com
Tue Jun 8 00:01:21 CEST 2004
On Mon, 2004-06-07 at 15:51, Gavin Simpson wrote:
> Thanks Roger and Marc, for suggesting I use ./tools/rsync-recommended
> from within the R-patched directory.
> This seems to have done the trick as make completed without errors this
> time round. The Recommended directory also contained the links to the
> actual tar.gz files after doing the rsync command, so I guess this was
> the problem (or at least related to it.) I'm off home now with the
> laptop to see if I can finish make check-all and make install R.
> I have re-read the section describing the installation process for
> R-patched or R-devel in the R Installation and Administration manual
> (from R.1.9.0) just in case I missed something. Section 1.2 of this
> manual indicates that one can proceed *either* by downloading R-patched
> and then the Recommended packages from CRAN and placing the tar.gz files
> in R_HOME/src/library/Recommended, or by using rsync to download
> R-patched, and then to get the Recommended packages. The two are quite
> separately documented in the manual, and do seem to be in disagreement
> with the R-sources page on the CRAN website, which doesn't mention the
> manual download method (for Recommended) at all.
> Is there something wrong with the current Recommended files on CRAN, or
> is the section in the R Installation & Admin manual out-of-date or in
> error, or am I missing something vital here? This isn't a complaint: I'm
> just pointing this out in case this is something that needs updating in
> the documentation.
> All the best,
Perhaps I am being dense, but in reviewing the two documents (R Admin
and the CRAN sources page), I think that the only thing lacking is a
description on the CRAN page of the manual download option for the Rec
You would need to go here now for 1.9.1 Alpha/Beta which is where the
current r-patched is:
The standard links on CRAN are for the current 'released' version, which
is still 1.9.0 for the moment.
Procedurally, I think that the rsync approach is substantially easier
(one step instead of multiple downloads) and certainly less error prone.
Also the ./tools/rsync-recommended script is set up to pick up the
proper package versions, which also helps to avoid conflicts.
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