[Rd] Building R for windows (was Adding Tk Extensions...)

James Wettenhall wettenhall at wehi.edu.au
Wed Oct 1 13:55:17 MEST 2003

On Tue, 30 Sep 2003, Marsland, John wrote:
> Have you tried to make R under MSYS/MinGW, there would seem to be some
> obvious benefits to this over the current collection of Cygwin tools?

Yes I've tried, but the only way I've succeded in building R for 
Windows is by following Brian Ripley's instructions (i.e. using 
the collection you mentioned) :

In MSYS, sh.exe and make.exe seem to behave differently from the 
Rtools versions, causing problems which I don't know how to solve.  


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