Re: [Rd] Question on trying to build R 2.11.1 on Tru64(aka OSF1)

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Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 10:52:42 -0700 (PDT)

I created a separate build directory, started with a fresh source directory, changed directory into the build directory, ran configure from the source directory.
Then put 'set -v' at the top of <build-directory>/src/scripts/Rcmd before issuing the gnumake.
The build had the same problem with the packages and provided the following output at that stage:

gnumake[1]: Leaving directory `/usrX/JunqueYard/R-2.11.1_build/src/library' gnumake[1]: Entering directory `/usrX/JunqueYard/R-2.11.1_build/src/library/Reco mmended'
gnumake[2]: Entering directory `/usrX/JunqueYard/R-2.11.1_build/src/library/Reco mmended'
begin installing recommended package MASS

# ${R_HOME}/bin/Rcmd

## Shell script wrapper for all R CMD commands. ## For internal use only.

export R_CMD

export R_VERSION

export R_OSTYPE

## Add 'share/perl' to the perl library path. if test -n "${PERL5LIB}"; then
  PERL5LIB="${R_SHARE_DIR}/perl:${PERL5LIB}"   export PERL5LIB

## Append 'share/texmf' to TeX's input search path. if test -z "$TEXINPUTS}"; then

. "${R_HOME}/etc${R_ARCH}/Renviron"
export `sed 's/^ *#.*//; s/^\(.*\)=.*/\1/' "${R_HOME}/etc${R_ARCH}/Renviron"`

case "${1}" in
    cmd="${PERL}" ;;
    cmd="${AWK}" ;;
## this was a separate command prior to 2.10.0   Rd2txt)
    extra="-t txt"
    if test -x "${R_HOME}/bin/${1}"; then       cmd="${R_HOME}/bin/${1}"

exec "${cmd}" ${extra} "${@}"
/usr/local/JunqueYard/R-2.11.1_build/bin/Rcmd: @: not found gnumake[2]: *** [MASS.ts] Error 1
gnumake[2]: Leaving directory `/usrX/JunqueYard/R-2.11.1_build/src/library/Recom mended'
gnumake[1]: *** [recommended-packages] Error 2 gnumake[1]: Leaving directory `/usrX/JunqueYard/R-2.11.1_build/src/library/Recom mended'
gnumake: *** [stamp-recommended] Error 2

I think that I am following the instructions in the "R Installation and Administration" manual, but results would suggest otherwise. I greatly appreciate any suggestions.


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>Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2010 23:10:12 +0200
>From: Peter Dalgaard <>
>Subject: Re: [Rd] Question on trying to build R 2.11.1 on Tru64(aka OSF1)
> wrote:
>> First I tried 'setenv R_SHELL /usr/local/bin/bash', as bash is the weapon
>> of choice for the faculty wishing to use R, then ran ./configure as before.
>> The ./configure output line
>> using as R_SHELL for scripts ... /usr/local/bin/bash
>> would seem to indicate that the R_SHELL environment variable was recognized
>> and acknowledged. However, I got the same build error:
>Two ideas (longshots...)
>(a) You're building in the source directory. Try not doing that an start
>with clean sources.
>(b) insert "set -v" at the top of Rcmd so that you see the script as it
>is executed.
>Peter Dalgaard
>Center for Statistics, Copenhagen Business School
>Phone: (+45)38153501
>Email: Priv: mailing list Received on Thu 10 Jun 2010 - 17:57:36 GMT

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