Re: [Rd] Problem with Linux installation

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Wed 02 Feb 2005 - 01:04:03 EST

On Tue, 1 Feb 2005, Miguel A. Arranz wrote:

> Dear R-devel members:
> I have been trying to install the latest versions of R-devel with no success.

R-devel changes many times a day: see the SVN logs.

> It builds with no problem, but 'make install' breaks with the error
> make[2]: Entering directory `/home/bayes/R/R-devel/src/include'
> make[2]: *** No rule to make target `install-no', needed by `install'. Stop.
> m
> I guess there is a minor problem with the Makefile, which did not appear on
> the version I am running now (2005-01-26)

Remember R-devel says

Version 2.1.0 Under development (unstable) (2005-02-01), ISBN 3-900051-07-0

and installation of gettext/libintl is actively `under development' at present. I don't know exactly when you got your version, but it works right now with GNU make on Linux and Solaris (there seem to be some problems with Solaris make that I am in the middle of tracking down).

We do try to have `make all check dist' working at the end of each day (GMT) so the snapshot tarball builds, but `make install' is only checked at the end of bouts of development (why would anyone want to install an unstable version?).

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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