[R] building a package under windows

Gilles GUILLOT gilles.guillot at inapg.inra.fr
Mon Oct 25 19:10:27 CEST 2004


I have a package of my own which seems to work fine under linux.
I want to make a compiled version for windows.
(I work with windows 2000 and R 2.0)

I have followed the steps described in the file 
readme.packages (in the top-level directory of the binary installation)
and I had a trouble at this step (which aim is not documented):

C:\Program Files\R\rw2000\src\gnuwin32>make libR.a libRblas.a
dlltool -k --as as   --dllname R.dll --def R.exp --output-lib libR.a
make: *** [libR.a] Error 255

But still, I tried to build my package by 
C:\Documents and Settings\guillot\Mes documents\package>Rcmd check geneland

and got :
* checking for working latex ...latex: not found
* using log directory 'C:/Documents and Settings/guillot/Mes 
* checking for file 'geneland/DESCRIPTION' ... OK
* checking if this is a source package ... OK

installing R.css in C:/DOCUME~1/guillot/MESDOC~1/package/GENELA~1.RCH

---------- Making package geneland ------------
  adding build stamp to DESCRIPTION
  making DLL ...
make[4]: *** [libR.a] Error 255
make[3]: *** [libR] Error 2
make[2]: *** [srcDynlib] Error 2
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make: *** [pkg-geneland] Error 2
*** Installation of geneland failed ***

Removing 'C:/DOCUME~1/guillot/MESDOC~1/package/GENELA~1.RCH/geneland'
Installation failed.

What is wrong here ?

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