Re: R-beta: Readline and R 0.62.1

Peter Dalgaard BSA (
16 Jun 1998 16:56:18 +0200

To: Jan Kutylowski <>
Subject: Re: R-beta: Readline and R 0.62.1
From: Peter Dalgaard BSA <>
Date: 16 Jun 1998 16:56:18 +0200
In-Reply-To: Jan Kutylowski's message of Tue, 16 Jun 1998 16:31:26 +0200 (MET DST)

Jan Kutylowski <> writes:

> I have readline library where configure is not expecting it.
> How can I tell configure where that library is, and how 
> can I compile R on Solaris with readline?
> Solutions were offered for R 0.61.3 but they do not seem to
> work for the new release: at least my trial and errors did not
> give desired effect.

Hm. It shouldn't have changed all that much, but there's one important
difference: You need version 2.1 or later of readline (necessitated by
the event-handling in the new graphics).

I need to get it in place on our Solaris machines as well, so I'll be
finding out the exact details soon. Will get back with what I find out.

> Wouldn't it  be helpful if after autoconfig the user were informed
> whether compilation will be with/without readline?

Good idea. 

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