Re: [R] compiling from source on Vista

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 06:32:29 +0100 (BST)

On Wed, 6 Jun 2007, Erin Hodgess wrote:

> Dear R People:
> In the "R Installation and Administration" manual, there is a note
> that the process used to compile R from source will NOT work on Windows Vista.
> Does anyone know if that situation has changed, please?

That's not quite what it says:

   Note that there are known problems with using this compiler set (and all    others available at the time of writing) on Windows Vista (@url{}

   and that some updates are needed (see the URL above).

As far as I know no update for 'g77' is available for download (so in that sense the situation is unchanged) but I believe that the existing tools can be gotten to work by setting suitable paths.

We had expected a new MinGW release by now (June 1 was mentioned), so hopefully the official solution to this is imminent.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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