[R] Problem with "readline" in compilatio of R for Solaris 11 (Nevada) in x86

From: Octavio Tourinho <octou_at_ipea.gov.br>
Date: Mon 29 Jan 2007 - 18:30:37 GMT

Dear friends,
In configuring R 2.4.1 for Solaris 11, using SunStudio 11 compilers, I get the following error.

checking readline/history.h usability... no checking readline/history.h presence... no checking for readline/history.h... no
checking readline/readline.h usability... no checking readline/readline.h presence... no checking for readline/readline.h... no
checking for rl_callback_read_char in -lreadline... no checking for main in -lncurses... no
checking for main in -ltermcap... yes
checking for rl_callback_read_char in -lreadline... no checking for history_truncate_file... no configure: error: --with-readline=yes (default) and headers/libs are not available

I was not able to figure out what readline is about, whether it is optional or not (at some point of the script it seems to be a flag which can be true or false) and was therefore unable to debug it.

Thanks for any help you can provide

Octavio Tourinho

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