Re: [R] Problem configuring R-patched

From: Kevin E. Thorpe <kevin.thorpe_at_utoronto.ca>
Date: Fri 05 Aug 2005 - 12:13:05 EST

Duncan Murdoch wrote:

> 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.

Both versions were R-patched.tar.gz as opposed to the devel sets which looks like it's actually a link to the most recent. Maybe I incorrectly assumed that the patched tarballs contained the recommended packages.

> 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.

Anyway, running rsync-recommended did the trick.

Thanks

-- 
Kevin E. Thorpe
Biostatistician/Trialist, Knowledge Translation Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
email: kevin.thorpe@utoronto.ca  Tel: 416.946.8081  Fax: 416.971.2462

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