Bug Report? readline...

Thomas Lumley thomas@biostat.washington.edu
Tue, 20 Oct 1998 13:30:15 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 20 Oct 1998, Wendelin Reich wrote:

> Hello developers,
> I just compiled R 0.62.3 on my Linux-box. However, the R
> prompt doesn't seem to use the gnu-readline, but generates
> fancy escapes when using the cursor keys.

The most likely explanation is that readline isn't where configure was
looking.  If you do configure without (possibly even with)  
--enable-readline it will try to find the library. If it fails at that
point the file config.log will contain some error messages indicating what
didn't work.

These, together with information on where readline is located and what
version it is, would help diagnose the problem.

Thomas Lumley
University of Washington

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