Re: [Rd] Building R on Windows 7 -- No rule to make target `etc/GETDESC', needed by `fixetc'.

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.tu-dortmund.de>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 15:35:59 +0200

Fine for me with R-2.13.2 RC. No idea where you got the differences from. Perhaps reinstall recent version of the Rtools, check the PATH, make sure this is a clean checkout / directory and try again.

Uwe ligges

On 23.09.2011 13:46, Johannes Egner wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I have been experiencing difficulties building R (be this 2.13.1,
> beta, devel, or rc) on Windows 7 64bit.
>
> I believe I am following the manual religiously, and don't think I am
> doing anything differently from the many successful build attempts in
> the past. Unzipping the tarball works fine, but when I invoke make, I
> get (shown for R-rc, same for 2-13.1):
>
> H:\R_Builds\R-rc\src\gnuwin32>make all recommended
> cat MkRules.dist MkRules.rules> MkRules
> -------- Building ../../../library/base/R/Rprofile from
> ../../library/profile/Common.R
> ../../library/profile/Rprofile.windows--------
> mkdir -p ../../../library/base/R
> cp -p html/rwin.html ../../../doc/html/index.html
> make[3]: *** No rule to make target `etc/GETDESC', needed by `fixetc'. Stop.
> make[2]: *** [fixfiles] Error 2
> make[1]: *** [rbuild] Error 2
> make: *** [all] Error 2
>
> Any help?
> Thanks, Jo
>
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