Re: [Rd] config.status: error: cannot find input file: po/

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Thu 17 Feb 2005 - 04:17:41 EST

Your second guess is right and we do already know that the tarballs are incomplete.

Unfortunately the person whose scripts are running this is on vacation and only he can rectify this. The intention is that if `make dist' fails in any way you do not get a tarball, so I don't understand how these partial tarballs are being created -- not that it is failing for me. (I have a guess as to what the problem is, a conflict on an automated svn update.)

Please use Subversion for now, and please be patient: R is a volunteer project and we cannot be expected to have unstable versions available at all times.

On Wed, 16 Feb 2005, Wittner, Ben wrote:

> The tarballs
> R-devel_2005-02-16.tar.gz,
> R-devel_2005-02-15.tar.gz and
> R-devel_2005-02-14.tar.gz

Please note that those tarballs are not on a R site per se.

> all had the property that when I run ./configure on them I get the following
> error message:
> config.status: error: cannot find input file: po/
> which terminates the configure script.
> After R-devel_2005-02-15.tar.gz was posted but before
> R-devel_2005-02-16.tar.gz was posted, Jeff Gentry got the devel version
> of R from SVM and it did not have this problem, so he and I thought it
> was a problem that had been fixed sometime after
> R-devel_2005-02-15.tar.gz was made. But, since it still happens in
> R-devel_2005-02-16.tar.gz, I would guess it's a problem with the tarball
> creation software.

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