Re: [Rd] R-2.10.1 : There is no make file. (PR#14192)

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 12:08:57 -0600

On 22 January 2010 at 15:35, wrote:
| Full_Name: N. Srinivasan
| Version: R-2.10.1
| OS: Ubuntu 9.10, 64 bits
| Submission from: (NULL) (
| ,/configure runs fine.
| But there is no make file mentioned in the INSTALL file.

Please specifiy your question more clearly. 'configure [options]' followed by 'make [option' and 'make install' _obviously_ works. Look eg at for all Debian builds, Ubuntu's are similar.

And my copy of the file INSTALL says

    SIMPLE COMPILATION     As you are reading this file, you have unpacked the R sources and are     presumably in the top directory. Issue the following commands:


How does that not mention make, please ?  

| Usually this kind of information is provided in the README file.
| I am a donor to the R Foundation.
| Ubuntu uses the Synaptic. It only installs the R version 2.9.0

Please read the R FAQ entry 2.6 'Are there Unix binaries for R' and look at on how to obtain R 2.10.1 pre-built thanks to the work of Vincent and Michael.  

| So, I have to compile R-2.10.1 from the source.

Nope, see previous point.  

| Will appreciate help on how to install R-2.10.1

Here it is. Next time, please feel free to ask on the r-sig-debian list for Debian / Ubuntu question rather than filing a non-bug bug report.


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