Re: [Rd] Compiling R 2.12.0 from source: error (temp dir)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 17:41:36 +0000 (GMT)

Is this on Windows? (Please do consult the posting guide and tell us the 'at a minimum' information we asked for.)

If so, it seems you forget the bit about setting TMPDIR right at the top of the section on 'Building the core files':

   Set the environment variable @env{TMPDIR} to point to a writable    directory, with a path specified with forward slashes and no spaces.    (The default is @file{/tmp}, which may not be useful on Windows.)

On Wed, 17 Nov 2010, Janko Thyson wrote:

> Dear list,
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> I've just tried to compile R 2.12.0 from source as I think I found an error
> in a C function that I would like to fix and check before I go ahead with
> posting the presumed error.
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> I've got the R Toolset 2.12 installed and configured correctly and followed
> the Admin manual closely (including the entire bitmap stuff; exact same
> versions as in the manual). Also, all anti virus software is turned off (as
> it complained on some .exe). I have Admin rights on my box.
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> When I run 'make all recommended' I get the following error after a while:
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> cannot create /tmp/R5436: directory nonexistent
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> mv: cannot stat `/tmp/R5436': No such file or directory
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> make[3]: *** [mkR] Error 1
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> make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
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> make[1]: *** [R] Error 1
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> make: *** [all] Error 2
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> Any ideas what this is about? Seems that the compiler can't create a temp
> directory because of a missing directory.
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> Thanks for any hints,
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> Janko
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