Peter Dalgaard BSA
02 Sep 1998 23:19:35 +0200

Bill Simpson <> writes:

> I just installed R 0.62.3 and it seems to me  the INSTALL document is out
> of date.  Now it seems it does it all "automatically", so the part in the
> doc below can be deleted:
> --------------------------------
> After
>         ./configure
>         make
> have been completed successfully, you can install the complete R tree
> to your system by typing

Weeelll... Some people like to do the individual steps. In particular,
if you're short of disk space, you could do

make R
make help

and have a fairly minimal working system. 

Getting make to do the configure bit automagically is a bit of a hack
and if you need to modify the configure, you do it by adding arguments
to ./configure. So all in all, it's probably best to leave the
two-step version in (but of course, one might start off with a note
saying "On most systems, just type 'make'")

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