Re: [Rd] [R] readline detection problems

From: Hin-Tak Leung <>
Date: Fri 03 Feb 2006 - 13:33:40 GMT

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> On Fri, 3 Feb 2006, Benjamin Otto wrote:

>>Dear Mr. Ripley,
>>thanks for the quick reply. I set these flags now, however there still seem
>>to be some problems with readline. The corresponding cofigure output is:
>>checking readline/history.h usability... yes
>>checking readline/history.h presence... yes
>>checking for readline/history.h... yes
>>checking readline/readline.h usability... yes
>>checking readline/readline.h presence... yes
>>checking for readline/readline.h... yes
>>checking for rl_callback_read_char in -lreadline... no
>>checking for main in -lncurses... no
>>checking for main in -ltermcap... yes
>>checking for rl_callback_read_char in -lreadline... no
>>checking for history_truncate_file... no
>>configure: error: --with-readline=yes (default) and headers/libs are not
> What does config.log say?  It looks like it is not finding
> You may need LD_LIBRARY_PATH set to include where it is.

LD_LIBRARY_PATH affects the dynamic link loader, which is probably not the issue here. the barbaric manipulation of CFLAGS (=-I and -L) is needed.

>>The existing compiler is gcc version 2.8.1 and the linker editor used by gcc

> Wow, that is really old!

2.8.1 would be pre-cygnus/egcs , 1997-1998 ... should breath down the sys-admin's neck to get it upgraded - ncurse, termcap, tcltk, etc would be rather old as well... mailing list Received on Sat Feb 04 00:42:21 2006

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