[R] tcltk error compiling R 2.13.0 under Windows 7 x64

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Tue Dec 14 09:02:34 CET 2010

On 14.12.2010 02:26, Peter Langfelder wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 4:33 PM, Joshua Wiley<jwiley.psych at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I am trying to compile R 2.13.0 r53834 on 64-bit Windows 7 (home
>> premium) using Rtools212.exe from Duncan Murdoch's site.  I (think) I
>> followed the installation guide for Windows.  When installing Rtools,
>> made sure I was installing 64-bit tools (including tcltk), etc.  I
>> created a copy of MkRules.local where I selected 64 bit instead of 32
>> architecture.  When I run:
>> C:\R\R-devel\src\gnuwin32>  make all recommended
>> I get the following error at the very end:
>> building package 'tcltk'
>> making init.d from init.c
>> making tcltk.d from tcltk.c
>> making tcltk_win.d from tcltk_win.c
>> x86_64-w64-mingw32-gcc -I"../../../../include" -I "../../../../Tcl"/include -DWi

Note also that the quotes above are suspicious in

Uwe Ligges

>> n32         -O2 -Wall  -std=gnu99 -c init.c -o init.o
>> In file included from init.c:22:0:
>> tcltk.h:23:17: fatal error: tcl.h: No such file or directory
>> compilation terminated.
>> make[4]: *** [init.o] Error 1
>> make[3]: *** [mksrc-win2] Error 1
>> make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
>> make[1]: *** [R] Error 1
>> make: *** [all] Error 2
> Just in case no one knowledgeable answers, here's my shot in the dark
> (I'm mostly a linux user)... the compiler is looking for .h files in
> the directories listed in the --I options to gcc, which seems to be
> Tcl, not Tcl64. The compiler also defines a macro Win32 which to my
> untrained eyes seems suspicious since you are trying to produce a
> 64-bit executable, right (although perhaps Win32 also applies to
> 64-bit version, I'm not sure)? Maybe your selection of 64 bit
> architecture wasn't honored - is the compiler reading the modified
> copy or the original of MkRules?
> Peter
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