[R-sig-Debian] Configure error: checking if libcurl supports https... no

Rolf Turner r@turner @end|ng |rom @uck|@nd@@c@nz
Sun Aug 29 08:49:19 CEST 2021

On Sat, 28 Aug 2021 22:33:08 -0500
Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd using debian.org> wrote:

> Rolf,
> I am truly sorry but I am getting lost in your original message.
> Could you follow-up and describe (concisely, if possible) what your
> question is?  Is it
>  - installing 4.1.1 or 4.1.0
>  - developing a package of yours
>  - installing a package ?

Sorry if I over-egged my explanation.

* I am trying to install R 4.1.0 (the previous version of R).
  I have the current version, R 4.1.1 (readily available as a Linux
  binary) up and going; no problema.

* My desire to install 4.1.0 was *motivated* by a strange
  conundrum with respect to a package that I am developing.
  But that's *not* actually relevant at the moment.

* I successfully downloaded the source for R 4.1.0 and started
  the configure -> make sequence.  But things came to a halt with the
  configure error shown in the subject line.

* I then fooled around with installing/uninstalling various flavours
  of libcurl.dev to see if I could get rid of the configure error.
  Nothing worked.

I hope that my problem is clear now.



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