Re: Compilation of R under Mandrake Linux 6.1 (helios)

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Subject: Re: Compilation of R under Mandrake Linux 6.1 (helios)
From: Lyndon Drake (lyndon@stat.auckland.ac.nz)
Date: Tue 16 Nov 1999 - 10:53:13 EST


Message-ID: <19991116135313.C8605@stat1.stat.auckland.ac.nz>

On Fri, Nov 12, 1999 at 03:27:31PM +0000, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>
> > Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 10:12:25 -0500
> > From: Paul Gilbert <pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca>
> >
> [Quoting PD]
>
> > >It's not supposed to unless you configure --with-gnome, which does
> > >work on RH6.1, so why not on Mandrake.
> >
> > I expect it works with Mandrake, I didn't try. At first I was a little
> surprized
> > by configure's message, something like "Gnome: no". I thought configure
> > couldn't recognize that I was running Gnome, but after quickly scanning
> > configure I decided it had to be specified. Perhaps a message like "not
> > specified" would be less confusing than "no" for things like this?
>
> How to install Gnome support is in the INSTALL file. I have found it
> very tricky, as both too early and too late versions of the support
> files failed. Last time I tried libglade 0.7 (the then current one) did
> not work, but 0.3 still does despite the remark in that file about
> needing `libglade 0.5 or later'.

Actually, you will get some segfaults and misplaced GUI items with earlier
libglades than 0.5.

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