Re: [R] missing sh.exe file when running "R CMD INSTALL test"

From: Gabor Grothendieck <>
Date: Wed 16 Mar 2005 - 07:32:12 EST

roger bos <roger.bos <at>> writes:

: I am trying to learn how to make a simple package that contains no C
: or Fortran code. I used package.skeleton(...) to make a package
: called "test". The directory and files look good. I downloaded and
: installed Rtools ( I
: added the path and from the dos prompt I can verify that make.exe and
: sh.exe both exist, but when I try to run "R CMD INSTALL test" I get an
: error "make: sh.exe: Command not found" and "make: *** [pkg-test]
: Error 127". I get the same error message if a try the command "make
: pkg-test".
: I saw in an old FAQ a suggestion to move sh.eve to the C:\bin\ folder,
: but my C: root does not have a "bin" folder. Nonetheless, I created
: one and put sh.exe there and it provided no help (I didn't expect it
: too).
: Can anyone help me?

I suspect you may have only defined it for a particular console session, not permanently.

  1. Right click My Computer
  2. Choose Properties
  3. Choose Advanced
  4. Click on Environment Variables

and make sure its in the PATH defined there. If mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Wed Mar 16 07:56:06 2005

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