[Rd] lme4 fails to install on R-1.9/FreeBSD-5.2 (PR#7007)

wb at arb-phys.uni-dortmund.de wb at arb-phys.uni-dortmund.de
Tue Jun 22 20:53:06 CEST 2004

Full_Name: W.B.Kloke
Version: 1.9.1
OS: FreeBSD-5.2.1
Submission from: (NULL) (

Subject line says it. I had problems installing lme4.

1. The dependency on package Matrix was not resolved (I am not sure that this is
really a bug; but it is annoying, anyway).

2. Installing Matrix failed with a message saying something like "no rule for
after compiling a lot of sources and combining them into an archive. I traced
this down to a Linuxism. I found the string _D.o in subdirectory taucs of
Matrix. Forcing GNU make by adding MAKE=gmake to the environment of R installed
the package successfully. I consider this a real non-portability bug.

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