[R] Error in building ROracle in Windows with R 2.6.2 and Oracle 10g.

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Apr 30 07:50:28 CEST 2008

This is really off-topic here (a programming question about a 
non-recommended compiler system, and about a contributed package), but 
reading README.packages will give you some clues (as rw-FAQ 8.3 says).
The current version is at


Please review the posting guide and take the actions requested there.
R-devel would have been appropriate if you needed to follow up the 
response from the package maintainer.

On Tue, 29 Apr 2008, Ajay DAS wrote:

> Hi,
> I am new to R. I need to communicate with Oracle from R program in windows
> xp. So I am planning to use ROracle. I downloaded the ROracle src from the
> site below:
>      http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/ROracle/index.html
> I am using R version 2.6.2 and Oracle 10g. I followed the instructions to
> build ROracle. When I try to compile the source src/Makefile.win I get the
> following error:
>      NMAKE : fatal error U1073: don't know how to make
> 'c:\\PROGRA~1\\R\\R-2.6.2\\src\\gnuwin32\\Rdll.lib'
> I could figure out what is the purpose of 'Rdll.lib' and where am I
> supposed to get it from. I do not see that file in the gnuwin32 directory.
> How would I create the file ? I am  stuck now. Can you suggest me what
> should I do to get ROracle to compile in R 2.6.2 with Oracle 10g ?
> Thanks,
> Ajay.

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