Re: [R] problem building R packages in windows xp

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon 25 Jul 2005 - 05:12:40 EST

On 7/24/05, Prof Brian Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Jul 2005, Jordi wrote:
>
> >
> > I am having problems building R packages in Windows xp. I have followed the
> > instructions from Peter E. Rossi in Documentation -> Other, except for the
>
> Better to follow the accurate official documentation.
>
> > TeX version (fpTeX), since when I go to the recommended webpage, it is said
> > that fpTeX has been discontinued.
>
> Only development has been discontinued. fptex is still available at e.g.
>
> http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/win32/fptex/
>
> and other CTAN nodes.

You can't build vignettes with fptex (maybe there are workarounds) so I think MiKTeX should be the recommended option in any case. I have tried both and deleted fptex off my drive some time ago once I realized that its problems were even worse than those of MiKTeX.

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