[R-SIG-Mac] Compiling R-2.9.1 from the source

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Aug 19 19:32:18 CEST 2009

Why not try to compile R-patched, aka 2.9.2 RC?

It works for me on Mac OS X, but then 2.9.1 did too?

On Wed, 19 Aug 2009, Benilton Carvalho wrote:

> Hi,
> I was hoping to be to able to compile R-2.9.1 from the source as I've always 
> done.
> './configure' always worked nice, but now it fails to find 'iconv', which is 
> installed:

But is libiconv?  It is the C function that it is not finding, not the 
executable.  (It might be part of Xcode: both my Macs have Xcode 3.1.2 
on, so I can't tell.)  E.g.

tystie% otool -L ~/R/R-patched/lib/i386/libR.dylib | grep iconv
 	/usr/lib/libiconv.2.dylib (compatibility version 7.0.0, current version 7.0.0)

> bcarvalh$ which iconv
> /usr/bin/iconv
> bcarvalh$ iconv --version
> iconv (GNU libiconv 1.11)
> Copyright (C) 2000-2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO
> Written by Bruno Haible.
> Here's what I get with ./configure
> checking iconv.h usability... yes
> checking iconv.h presence... yes
> checking for iconv.h... yes
> checking for iconv... no
> checking for iconvlist... no
> configure: error: --with-iconv=yes (default) and a suitable iconv is not 
> available
> I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.8... any ideas on what I may be missing? Or 
> suggestions on what to report in order to try to find the source of the 
> problem?
> Thank you very much,
> benilton
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