R-alpha: make of help not working

Robert King (king@solzhenitsyn.ens.gu.edu.au)
Tue, 3 Dec 1996 09:36:17 +1000 (EST)


Date: Tue, 3 Dec 1996 09:36:17 +1000 (EST)
From: Robert King <king@solzhenitsyn.ens.gu.edu.au>
To: r-testers@stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: R-alpha: make of help not working

I tried a clean install of R-0.14, and the help "make" didn't work.

I'm using linux 1.2.13, Slackware 3.0.0 (ELF)
GNU Make version 3.74, by Richard Stallman and Roland McGrath.

Any ideas on whether this is a make problem or something else.

configure, make and make install work fine.

Is there something bizarrely configured about my installation that confuses
the autoconfigure?

the R home directory is /usr/local/lib/R

Thanks,
Robert.
Faculty of Environmental Science, Griffith University.
    Robert.King@ens.gu.edu.au    http://www.ens.gu.edu.au/robertk/index.htm

DETAILS:

solzhenitsyn:R[21]# make install-help
installing manual entries
make: /usr/bin/make: cannot execute binary file
make: *** [install-help] Error 126
solzhenitsyn:R[22]# make install-latex
/bin/sh: syntax error near unexpected token `(i'
/bin/sh: -c: line 1: `echo creating latex manual version (in dvi)'
make: *** [install-latex] Error 2
solzhenitsyn:R[23]# make install-html
/bin/sh: syntax error near unexpected token `(i'
/bin/sh: -c: line 1: `echo creating html manual version (in html)'
make: *** [install-html] Error 2

Then, looking at the Makefile, it says:
# Generated automatically from Makefile.in by configure.
install:
        @echo building/installing R
        cd src; make install

install-help:
        @echo installing manual entries
        @etc/install-help
        @echo install library manual entries
        @etc/install-libhelp

install-latex:
        @echo creating latex manual version (in dvi)
        @etc/install-latex

install-html:
        @echo creating html manual version (in html)
        @etc/install-html


try these scripts:

solzhenitsyn:R[28]# etc/install-help 
Manual entries for base library
Arithmetic
Beta
Binomial
Cauchy

# etc/install-libhelp
Manual entries for eda
line
medpolish

etc/install-html works fine.


solzhenitsyn:R[33]# etc/install-latex
no response



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