Re: R-beta:0.61.1 Problem with "make docs"

Friedrich Leisch (
Thu, 15 Jan 1998 12:43:09 +0100

Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 12:43:09 +0100
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From: Friedrich Leisch <>
To: "Mark A. Beaumont" <>
Subject: Re: R-beta:0.61.1 Problem with "make docs" 
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>>>>> On Thu, 15 Jan 1998 12:14:00 +0100,
>>>>> Mark A Beaumont (MAB) wrote:

MAB> The problem is the following
MAB> # make docs
MAB> Make: Don't know how to make ../src/library/*/man/*.Rd.  Stop.
MAB> *** Exit 1 (ignored)
MAB> #

MAB> I am using a DEC alpha 200/4/233 with Digital Unix 3.2D
MAB> My previous version of R was R-0.50-a1. I have installed around 3 or=
MAB> previous versions on the same system and never had a problem (but, t=
MAB> the Makefile was very different). The first make to compile everythi=
MAB> went OK as usual. I have  a standard installation of perl 5 (accepti=
MAB> all defaults in configure).=20

MAB> Any ideas?

This is a known install bug (and will hopefully be fixed very
soon). The problem is not perl but your version of make ... installing
docs works only with GNU make (not DEC make), so if GNU make is
installed on your system (it might be called gmake), use this.


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