Compilation of R under Mandrake Linux 6.1 (helios)

Prof Brian Ripley Prof Brian Ripley <>
Fri, 12 Nov 1999 15:27:31 +0000 (GMT)

> Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 10:12:25 -0500
> From: Paul Gilbert <>
[Quoting PD]

> >It's not supposed to unless you configure --with-gnome, which does
> >work on RH6.1, so why not on Mandrake.
> I expect it works with Mandrake, I didn't try. At first I was a little 
> by configure's message, something like  "Gnome: no". I thought configure
> couldn't recognize that I was running Gnome, but after quickly scanning
> configure I decided it had to be specified. Perhaps a message like "not
> specified" would be less confusing than "no" for things like this?

I would suggest that the Gnome message does not appear at all unless
--with-gnome is specified (if at all).  After all, there are lots of
other things we do not put there (perl, blas, hdf5, readline, ...)
that concern many more users.

How to install Gnome support is in the INSTALL file. I have found it
very tricky, as both too early and too late versions of the support
files failed. Last time I tried libglade 0.7 (the then current one) did
not work, but 0.3 still does despite the remark in that file about
needing `libglade 0.5 or later'.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272860 (secr)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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