Re: [Rd] (no subject)

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Fri 15 Apr 2005 - 07:25:58 GMT

"Liaw, Andy" <andy_liaw@merck.com> writes:

> > From: Lars Schouw
> >
> > Can anyone explain what this means the NEWS for for
> > 2.1 beta?
> >
> > R is now linked against ncurses/termlib/termcap only
> > if
> > readline is specified (now the default) and that
> > requires it.
> >
> > I get an error while running configure:
> > checking for history_truncate_file... no
> > configure: error: --with-readline=yes (default) and
> > headers/libs are not available
>
> It means what it says: configure will try to find
> ncurses/termcap/readline (and their headers) unless
> you explicitly say --with-readline=no.

..the point being that you now get an error during configure, instead of a just build with non-functioning arrow keys. (If you're a sysadmin, you will catch the issue immediately, rather than your users at some later point...)

(On Linux systems, it usually just means that you need to install readline-devel and ncurses-devel packages.)

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