Re: [Rd] Problems with Windows Cross compile

From: Jun Yan <>
Date: Tue 20 Dec 2005 - 18:07:07 GMT

I've seen that error before. It has to do with the setup of R_EXE. A current linux R is required. The following order worked for me:

make linuxR
make LinuxFresh=YES mkrules
make R


On Tue, 20 Dec 2005, Warnes, Gregory R wrote:

> Well, I'm finally getting around to setting up a cross-compiler for Windows on my local Linux box. I'm using the Yan & Rossini's docuimentation and the latest '' , which is working of the R-2.2.0 sources.
> After discovering that "cp -p" doesn't work on the filesystem I'm using and removing the '-p's in the R makefiles using perl, I've gotten things to run pretty far through. Unfortunately, I get stopped by this error when building the base packages:
> writing help indices for package: base tools utils grDevices graphics stats datasets methods grid splines stats4 tcltk
> ---------- Making package base ------------
> adding build stamp to DESCRIPTION
> installing inst files
> installing indices
> Error in get(x, envir, mode, inherits) : variable "win.packages.html" was not found
> Execution halted
> Any ideas?
> -Greg
> Gregory R. Warnes, Ph.D.
> Associate Director, Non-Clinical Statistics
> Pfizer Global Research and Development
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