Re: [Rd] Re: [R] Problem Compiling R-2.0.0 on Linux Alpha

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sun 17 Oct 2004 - 22:58:54 EST


On 17 Oct 2004, Peter Dalgaard wrote:

> This is not an architecture-specific bug at all, it just happens to be
> tickled by the specific length of "alphapca56-unknown-linux-gnu"!
>

> I'm unsure whether the problem is in read.dcf or whether

> split_description could just use strsplit(Built, ";[ \n]") and begone

> with it. The latter should be a workaround for you in either case.

The problem is in .install_package_description: the Built: field must not be split across lines. (The newline does not have to added after ;, so your fix is not 100% adequate.)

I've fixed .install_package_description.

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