[Rd] Failing to install R-2.4.0 on FC4

From: Benilton Carvalho <bcarvalh_at_jhsph.edu>
Date: Thu 09 Nov 2006 - 21:03:31 GMT


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?

Thank you very much,

Benilton Carvalho
PhD Candidate
Department of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins University



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