Re: [R] Trying to build R sources on Windows

From: Bill Northcott <w.northcott_at_unsw.edu.au>
Date: Sun 19 Jun 2005 - 14:08:33 EST

On 19/06/2005, at 11:31 AM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:

>> PS The immediate cause of the header file problems was src/
>> gnuwin32/ fixed/h/config.h. This needs to be regenerated for
>> every build configuration. This is not documented except
>> obliquely in src/ gnuwin32/Maintainer.notes
>>
>>
>
> Are you running configure? Why?
>

Yes. Because it is needed to construct a src/gnuwin32/fixed/h/ config.h which is consistent with one's installation. The config.h in the sources won't work on my set up because it assumes a load of packages which are not installed. I started with a clean Windows 2003 Server and installed, MinGW, Msys and the Rtools, nothing else.

I do now have everything built except the CHM documentation.

Bill Northcott



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