Re: [Rd] Failing to install R-2.4.0 on FC4

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Thu 09 Nov 2006 - 21:21:38 GMT

Benilton Carvalho <bcarvalh@jhsph.edu> writes:

> Hi everyone,
>
> Firstly, I'm sorry for the cross-post. I re-read the posting guide
> and it appears my question is more related to r-devel.... (i think :-) )
>
> I downloaded the source code available at:
>
> http://cran.fhcrc.org/src/base/R-2/R-2.4.0.tar.gz
>
> to a linux machine (Linux 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4smp #1 SMP).
>
> I successfully configured and compiled it, which means I'm able to
> run it from the R-2.4.0/bin directory.
>
> I want to do a system wide installation (via 'sudo make install') and
> help2man fails, ie, when I execute the installation command mentioned
> previously I get:
>
> make[1]: Entering directory `/home/bcarvalh/R-2.4.0/m4'
> make[1]: Nothing to be done for `install'.
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/bcarvalh/R-2.4.0/m4'
> make[1]: Entering directory `/home/bcarvalh/R-2.4.0/tools'
> make[1]: Nothing to be done for `install'.
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/bcarvalh/R-2.4.0/tools'
> make[1]: Entering directory `/home/bcarvalh/R-2.4.0/doc'
> installing doc ...
> help2man: can't get `--version' info from ../bin/R
> make[1]: *** [R.1] Error 255
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/bcarvalh/R-2.4.0/doc'
> make: *** [install] Error 1
>
> Searching the archive, I did find a similar report (http://
> tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/devel/06/01/3699.html) but the proposed
> solution did not work for me.
>
> Any suggestion?

Well if nothing else works, there's a Fedora Extra RPM for R-2.4.0...

http://fedoraproject.org/extras/4/i386/repodata/repoview/R-0-2.4.0-2.fc4.1.html

The symptoms suggest that you can run ../bin/R, but root cannot, so check permissions.

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