make and all that..

Martin Maechler Martin Maechler <>
Tue, 5 May 1998 19:18:02 +0200

>>>>> "PaulG" == Paul Gilbert <> writes:

    >> I don't expect people who don't read an ./INSTALL or ./README file
    >> to install or run R...

    PaulG> And here I was just thinking how much fun it would be to burn a
    PaulG> CD so everyone could just stick it in their machine and R would
    PaulG> pop up, maybe even with a GUI interface.

Paul, the above behavior ``works'' with binary distributions
	(we have at least Debian and RedHat for Linux),
but never with source code distributions.

We are following  quite a standard approach for source code distributions
having the

	  ## Edit manually if you want special behavior

		## configure with arguments if you want....


The only thing missing is a ``proper''

	  make install

which Kurt and Fritz (;-}) will probably provide for R 0.62
which seems to be due currently for Mid-June or so.
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