[R] Build error on Windows

Pankaj Savdekar savdekar at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 29 14:53:08 CEST 2006


I'm trying to build R-2.3.1 on windows, but make gives me following error 
while building pkg-base:
---------- Making package base ------------
  adding build stamp to DESCRIPTION
make[4]: *** [frontmatter] Error 1
make[3]: *** [all] Error 2
make[2]: *** [pkg-base] Error 2
make[1]: *** [rpackage] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2

Please note that R.exe, Rterm.exe, Rgui.exe, RCmd.exe are build without any 

I have three questions, can anyone please help me to resolve it?
1. How to solve (or get more details) of the above mentioned error?
2. When I run Rterm.exe it takes 25-30% CPU time, but doesn't provide me the 
command prompt, is there anyway to log/trace, to know the issues in Rterm?
3. Despite error mentioned above (Frontmatter) I tried building other 
packages and was able to build few. But still RGui.exe shows warning saying 
there is no package called 'datasets', 'utils' etc. Can someone please point 
me how to resolve this issue?

Thanks in advance.


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