[R] Problem compiling R-Patched

Kevin E. Thorpe kevin.thorpe at utoronto.ca
Thu Mar 16 02:16:12 CET 2006

I downloaded R-Patched today (to see if another problem I want to
ask about is still present or if its just me - as per the posting
guide).  I ran "tools/rsync-recommended" successfully.  I then ran
"configure --enable-R-shlib" successfully.  Then make stops with the
following error.

gcc -shared -L/usr/local/lib -o tools.so text.o init.o Rmd5.o md5.o 
-L../../../../lib -lR
mkdir -p -- ../../../../library/tools/libs
make[5]: Leaving directory `/home/src/R-patched/src/library/tools/src'
make[4]: Leaving directory `/home/src/R-patched/src/library/tools/src'
Error in file(datafile, "wb") : unable to open connection
In addition: Warning message:
cannot open file '/usr/local/lib/R/library/tools/R/tools.rdb', reason 
'Permission denied'
Execution halted
make[3]: *** [all] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/src/R-patched/src/library/tools'
make[2]: *** [R] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/src/R-patched/src/library'
make[1]: *** [R] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/src/R-patched/src'
make: *** [R] Error 1

The tools.rdb file is on my system from a previous build

-rw-r--r--  1 root root 90486 2005-08-04 18:54 /usr/local/.../tools.rdb

As you can see from the output above, I am not trying to build in 
/usr/local/... at all so I am puzzled as to why anything is being done
in /usr/local/ before the "make install".  Can anyone suggest what I 
should try?  I am compiling on SuSE Linux version 9.2.

Thank you.


Kevin E. Thorpe
Biostatistician/Trialist, Knowledge Translation Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
email: kevin.thorpe at utoronto.ca  Tel: 416.946.8081  Fax: 416.946.3297

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