Re: [Rd] undefined type 'struct tms' when compiling for MinGW

From: Mike Leahy <>
Date: Mon 24 Apr 2006 - 09:25:32 GMT

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Apr 2006, Mike Leahy wrote:

>> Hello list,
>> Out of interest, I've been trying to compile R on WinXP with MinGW/MSYS.
>> I've been following the instructions for compiling R on windows as
>> closely as possible. Below is my configure statement, which seems to
>> work okay except that no browser or pdf viewer is found, and html docs
> But those instructions do not tell you to run configure!

This is an important detail that I overlooked...

>> will not be compiled... I've tried enabling/disabling many different
>> options, and I also add to hack some files to include psignal.h and
>> run.h using absolute path references. At any rate, I will invariably
>> get the errors below with R-2.2.1 and R-rc (from R-latest.tar.gz
>> downloaded a few hours ago). It seems that it is looking for times.h
>> which doesn't exist in the MinGW setup - but should it even be building
>> anything from the src/unix folder? I figure I must be missing some key
>> configuration or step in the windows build instructions...

> I think you are missing the instructions, period.  There is a separate
> chapter in the R-admin manual about building for Windows.

This is essentially true...I had been reading those instructions, in addition to those by Prof. Ripley / Duncan Murdoch. However, after you pointed out my first mistake above, I reread the instructions and found I had skipped over a big chunk. It seems to be compiling the core itself now - thanks for the pointer.

Unfortunately, I have run into a new snag...if I set 'HELP = YES' in MkRules, I get the following output from the build:

writing help indices for package: baseCan't locate R/ in @INC (@INC contains: C /msys/src/R-2.2.1/share/perl /usr/li b/perl5/5.6.1/msys /usr/lib/perl5/5.6.1
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.1/msys /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.1 /usr/lib/perl5/sit
e_perl .) at ../../../share/perl/ line 23. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at
../../../share/perl/ line 23. make[2]: *** [index-base] Error 2
make[1]: *** [rpackageindices] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2

I have the latest ActiveState windows port of perl installed in c:\perl, which is v5.8.8, and I have no idea why this '@INC' parameter is pointing to a version of perl (5.6.1) that doesn't even exist in my msys installation. I looked for any obvious settings in MkRules and didn't have any luck. My PATH points to the ActiveState installation of perl...I'm not sure what else can be changed here. Any ideas for this?

Thanks again for any help,
Mike mailing list Received on Mon Apr 24 19:27:11 2006

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