[Rd] compile error RH9 & R162

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Apr 14 14:45:04 MEST 2003

Allan Sims <allsi at eau.ee> writes:

> Hi,
> I tried to compile source because for RH9.0 doesn't exist binary. During
> compiling I got error:
> ***********************
> make[3]: Entering directory `/home/allans/R-1.6.2/src/library/methods'
> dumping R code in package 'methods'
> Error in eval(expr, envir, enclos) : couldn't find function "character"
> Execution halted
> make[3]: *** [../../../library/methods/R/all.rda] Error 1
> ***********************
> What I have to do to solve this?

You might try the RH8 RPMs. Please tell us if they don't work, but I
see no obvious reason for them not to. 

I haven't seen that particular issue before, but some of us wasted a
good bit of last weekend tracking down another rather nasty issue with
the RH9 version of gcc. Have a look at


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