Re: [R] Problem configuring R-patched

From: Gavin Simpson <>
Date: Fri 05 Aug 2005 - 07:16:52 EST

On Thu, 2005-08-04 at 14:57 -0400, Kevin E. Thorpe wrote:
> I downloaded R-patched (2005-08-04) from CRAN today.
> I ran ./configure --enable-R-shlib
> I received the error message:
> checking for recommended packages... no
> configure: error: Some of the recommended packages are missing
> Use --without-recommended-packages if this was intentional


So was this intentional?

> I built a previous version of R-patched successfully on my system
> which is running the SuSE 9,2 Pro Linux distribution. I untarred the
> tar ball into the same directory I did my last build on in case that's
> important.
> The only other differences between this attempt and my successful build
> are:
> 1. I did not use --enable-R-shlib last time.
> 2. I found and installed the blas libraries for this build.
> Have I messed up or made an erroneous assumption along the way?

Yes and No. You obviously haven't compiled R recently. If you haven't got the recommended packages in the source you are compiling, configure now gives an error, which quite clearly states (and you've quoted it in your email!) that it cannot find (some of) the recommended packages.

A solution - again given by the error message you quote! - is:

./configure --enable-R-shlib --without-recommended-packages

That should clear things up.

Other wise you need to cd to the R directory (where you have the source code), and then execute ./tools/rsync-recommended and then run your configure command.


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