[R] ERROR: 'latex' needed but missing on your system.

Joel J. Adamson jadamson at PARTNERS.ORG
Fri Mar 16 18:29:07 CET 2007

After successfully building R on Slackware Linux v11.0 I went to make
the documentation; the texi files went fine and then I hopefully issued

make dvi

after having gotten the warning to the effect of "You cannot build the
DVI or PDF manuals" during compilation.  And, as expected I got the

ERROR: 'latex' needed but missing on your system.

The problem is that latex is on my system and is in root's path:

/usr/src/R-2.4.1 Super-User > echo $PATH

I can issue latex from the command line as root (su'd to root, that
is) and it will run successfully.  Also, "whereis latex" turns up

I did not have this problem on PCLinuxOS 0.93a.

Thanks for any suggestions,
Joel J. Adamson
Pediatric Psychopharmacology Research Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA  02114
(617) 643-1432
(303) 880-3109

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