Re: R-beta: Readline and R 0.62.1

Kurt Hornik (
Tue, 16 Jun 1998 17:13:57 +0200 (CEST)

From: Kurt Hornik <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 17:13:57 +0200 (CEST)
To: Jan Kutylowski <>
Subject: Re: R-beta: Readline and R 0.62.1
In-Reply-To: <>

>>>>> 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.

Can you try doing something like

  LIBS="-L/path/to/readline" ./configure
  LIBS="-L/path/to/readline" make

(or set LIBS in

[Still, if you were linking against a shared version of readline in a
nonstandard location, then you would need to play with LD_LIBRARY_PATH.]

Why would readline be in a non-standard place?

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

Yes, it would be :-)

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