Re: R-beta: problems compiling R 0.61.2 on silicon graphics

Peter Dalgaard BSA (
08 May 1998 10:49:08 +0200

To: Peter Baker <>
Subject: Re: R-beta: problems compiling R 0.61.2 on silicon graphics
From: Peter Dalgaard BSA <>
Date: 08 May 1998 10:49:08 +0200
In-Reply-To: Peter Baker's message of Fri, 08 May 1998 16:39:25 +1000 (EST)

Peter Baker <> writes:

> Using gmake, some editing of configure and make files and upgrading
> perl computing services got an executable but ... it doesn't work. R
> can't find base package which is probably because
> library/base/{INDEX,R/,TITLE} are all missing :-(
> Fatal error: unable to open the base package
> Has anyone had any luck compiling on a similar machine and if so have
> you got any suggestions.

Hm. We've had two reports from people compiling 0.61.3 on IRIX and all
they had to say was that the IRIX cc didn't like a string that had
been split over two lines...

One thing to notice is that the last step of "make install" builds the
base library by running make in src/library/base/. Apparently that
isn't happening for you. So perhaps one makefile didn't get edited
quite right.

0.61.3 has a couple of small makefile changes which might help you. It
sets the SHELL variable, so that you won't be trying to execute Bourne
shell syntax with csh and it uses $(MAKE) throughout, which avoids
problems when make is called something else (such as, gmake). Perhaps
you should try the new version.

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