Re: R-beta: R-beta makefile

Guido Masarotto (
Sun, 14 Jun 1998 11:52:28 +0100

Date: Sun, 14 Jun 1998 11:52:28 +0100
From: Guido Masarotto <>
Subject: Re: R-beta: R-beta makefile
In-Reply-To: <2$>; from Douglas Steele on Wed, Jun 10, 1998 at 12:58:42PM +0100

On Wed, Jun 10, 1998 at 12:58:42PM +0100, Douglas Steele wrote:
> Hi,
> I am not sure if the last email worked: seemed to be a problem at the r-
> list end
Your email worked but I was in Tuscany (between Florence and Siena) 
for some days.

> In message <>, Guido Masarotto
> <> writes
> >Have you downloaded and uncompressed the R sources?
> Thats fixed one problem :)
> make now runs OK and builds R.a (1,127KB), and almost finishes but fails
> at line for resource compiler
> windres -i wincons.rc -o res.o
> (lots of scrolling on screen then ends with)
>  (88) , 109 ,VIRTKEY, ALT
> C:\MINGW32\BIN\WINDRES.EXE: no resources
> make.exe: *** [res.o] Error 1
> [exited with 2]
 I cannot reproduce this error. Under Win95, "windres ...." works
 without any problems. Anyway, it seems that your cpp (the C pre-processor)
 has some problem to communicate to windres. Infact:
 a) the last lines that you see "MdiAccel ...." are the last lines
    of wincons.rc pre-processed by cpp (VK_X -> (88), RRR_PASTE -> 109).
    This should not appears on the screen but should be piped (I suppose
    via a temporary file) to windres.
 b) on the contrary, a possible interpretation of the last message
    is that windres dosn't get anything.
 Now, when I downloaded egcs-mingw32-1.02, the C pre-processor was
 broken under Win95 (it didn't find any include files). So I replace
 it with the one from egcs-mingw32-1.00. And this seems to work.
 In the meantime, I have seen that Mumit Khan has tryed to fix the problem:
 a new cpp is available at
 If you haven't already done, I suppose that you have to download it.
 If you will have no luck, you can try with the cpp in egcs-mingw32-1.00.
 If you want to avoid to download all the distribution (some megas) I can 
 make it  available.
> Am I missing any other files by any chance ?
> eg
> I have the compiler
> but I do not have
  The egcs-mingw32 distribution is self contained. In particular, it
  contains also the Gnu Windows api.
  guido m.
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