Re: [Rd] make install fails with makeinfo < 4.7

From: Roger D. Peng <rpeng_at_jhsph.edu>
Date: Tue 22 Mar 2005 - 21:11:52 GMT

Okay, a slight revision. 'make install' works fine when I build from the alpha tarballs (at least today's tarball works). The error only occurs when I build from SVN sources, both when builddir == srcdir and when the build dir is a separate directory.

-roger

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Mar 2005, Roger D. Peng wrote:
>

>> When I build R-devel (or the alpha snapshots) on a system without 
>> makeinfo >= 4.7, I get a warning about not being able to build 
>> HTML/Info help pages after running 'configure' (but 'make' runs 
>> smoothly and there are no errors). However, when I run 'make install' 
>> I get an error, something like
>>
>> make[2]: Entering directory `/home/rpeng/R-local/src/R-devel/doc/html'
>> make[3]: Entering directory `/home/rpeng/R-local/src/R-devel/doc/manual'
>> creating doc/html/resources.html
>> make[3]: *** [../html/resources.html] Error 1
>> make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/rpeng/R-local/src/R-devel/doc/manual'
>> installing doc/html ...
>> make[3]: Entering directory 
>> `/home/rpeng/R-local/src/R-devel/doc/html/search'
>> installing doc/html/search ...
>> make[3]: Leaving directory 
>> `/home/rpeng/R-local/src/R-devel/doc/html/search'
>> /usr/bin/install: cannot stat `resources.html': No such file or directory
>> make[2]: *** [install] Error 1
>> [... more errors ...]
>>
>> Am I correct in assuming that I get this because I don't have the 
>> correct makeinfo version?

>
>
> No. The intention is that file should be in the tarball. It seems to be.
> Are you using builddir == srcdir or not? Both seem to work for me.
>
> The line
>
>> creating doc/html/resources.html

>
>
> should not occur when building from a tarball, as it comes from
>
> @if test ! -f "$(srcdir)/resources.html" || test -f non-tarball ;
> then \
> (cd ../manual && $(MAKE) html-non-svn) ; \
> touch non-tarball ; \
>
> Have you perchance previously built from an SVN checkout in the same dir?
>
>> If so, is this the intended behavior of 'make install'?  I figured I 
>> should be able to install R even if I couldn't build the HTML/Info 
>> help pages, but....

>
>
> If building from a tarball, yes. The requirements for building from an
> SVN checkout are more stringent.
>
-- 
Roger D. Peng
http://www.biostat.jhsph.edu/~rpeng/

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