Re: [Rd] R-beta: configure problem (tcltk) on 64 bit Red Hat EL

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu 15 Dec 2005 - 07:26:38 GMT

On Wed, 14 Dec 2005, Bjørn-Helge Mevik wrote:

> Martyn Plummer wrote:
>
>> It looks like you have the i386 RPMs for tcl and tk installed.
>
> You are right. I have both the i386 and x86_64 RPMs installed.
>
>> ./configure --with-tcl-config=/usr/lib64/tclConfig.sh \
>> --with-tk-config=/usr/lib64/tkConfig.sh
>
> Thank you! This works like a charm.

At a closer look, R was searching /usr/lib before /usr/lib64 which seems sub-optimal, so I have reversed this (and added /usr/local/lib64 to the list before /usr/local/lib). Nevertheless, for some builds (e.g. 32-bit R on 64-bit Linux) you will need to specify the paths as the manual says.

> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>
>> It is a problem with your particular OS,
>
> You are right. As Martyn suggested, configure picked up
> /usr/lib/{tcl,tk}Config.sh instead of /usr/lib64/{tcl,tk}Config.sh
> because I have both i386 and x86_64 versions of the RPMs installed.
>
>> Unfortunately you have removed the crucial parts of where your
>> configure got the configuration info from.
>
> Typically me! :-)
>
>
> Thanks, both of you!
>
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> Bjørn-Helge Mevik
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