Re: [R] Problem configuring R-patched

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Fri 05 Aug 2005 - 09:51:18 EST

Kevin E. Thorpe wrote:
> Gavin Simpson wrote:
>

>>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?

>
>
> No, it wasn't.
>
>
>>>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.

>
>
> Actually, I compiled it about a week ago. Here is my current version.
>
> > version
> _
> platform i686-pc-linux-gnu
> arch i686
> os linux-gnu
> system i686, linux-gnu
> status Patched
> major 2
> minor 1.1
> year 2005
> month 07
> day 28
> language R
>
> When I compiled that version, I did my "tar xzf" to a clean directory
> and did not receive that error.
>
>
>>A solution - again given by the error message you quote! - is:
>>
>>./configure --enable-R-shlib --without-recommended-packages
>>                              ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>
>>That should clear things up.

>
>
> I realise that would clear it up. I was puzzled why I got this message
> in the first place, given I didn't get it last week.

I believe there are two kinds of tar files. The daily snapshots don't include the recommended packages, the releases do.

Or perhaps the test is a recent addition.

Duncan Murdoch

>
>

>>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.
>>
>>HTH
>>
>>G

>
>
> Thanks for the rsync tip.
>

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