[Rd] gnome support fail on startup (PR#426)

Robert.King@mailbox.gu.edu.au Robert.King@mailbox.gu.edu.au
Fri, 11 Feb 2000 11:20:57 +1000 (EST)

Sorry folks,
   This isn't a gnome bug at all.  It has to do with make.

The binary is in RHOME, but /usr/local/bin/R is still the 0.90.0 script

The make failed half way through the install:

make[1]: Leaving directory `/mnt/usr+/slashusr/local/lib/R/demos'
make[1]: Entering directory `/mnt/usr+/slashusr/local/lib/R/doc'
installing doc ...
/usr/bin/install: `../doc/html/search/index.txt' and
`/usr/local/lib/R/doc/html/search/index.txt' are the same file
make[1]: *** [install-html] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/mnt/usr+/slashusr/local/lib/R/doc'
make: *** [install] Error 1

but because it was in the documentation section, I ignored it.
Dumb - I know. (for your info, /mnt/usr+/slashusr is symlinked to /usr)

This may have happened because I didn't clear out all the make after
failing the first make with gnome.

On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, Prof Brian D Ripley wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Feb 2000 robert.king@mailbox.gu.edu.au wrote:
> > Full_Name: Robert King
> > Version: 0.99.0 patched
> > OS: linux (debian potato)
> > Submission from: (NULL) (
> > 
> > 
> > I've compiled R with gnome support (according to the output from 
> > configure), but on start-up with the new --gui switch, I get:
> > 
> > solzhenitsyn:~/R> R --gui GNOME
> > WARNING: unknown option --gui
> See R --help. It is R --gui=GNOME, and that does work (in so far as
> GNOME support works) for me.

Robert King, Australian Environmental Studies, Griffith University, Australia
3875 6677   Robert.King@mailbox.gu.edu.au   http://www.ens.gu.edu.au/robertk/

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