R-alpha: make of help not working

Kurt Hornik (Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at)
Tue, 3 Dec 1996 06:55:04 +0100


Date: Tue, 3 Dec 1996 06:55:04 +0100
Message-Id: <199612030555.GAA17374@aragorn.ci.tuwien.ac.at>
From: Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at>
To: Robert.King@ens.gu.edu.au
Subject: R-alpha: make of help not working
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.3.93.961203092321.8869C-100000@solzhenitsyn.ens.gu.edu.au>

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

> 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

I am not sure about that ... this works for me on plain Debian 1.2.x.

> 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

This is easy to fix:  in the Makefile, replace

>         @echo creating latex manual version (in dvi)

by

         @echo "creating latex manual version (in dvi)"

and similarly for html.

-k
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