[Rd] problems building R-patched

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jan 26 18:18:35 CET 2005

On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 wsetzer at mindspring.com wrote:

> When I try to install R-patched of January 26 on my linux (fedora core 1, with openmosix kernel) box, make fails in the first recommended package with the message
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> make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/setzer/newstuff/R-patched/src/library'
> make[2]: Entering directory `/home/setzer/newstuff/R-patched/src/library'
> building/updating package indices ...
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/setzer/newstuff/R-patched/src/library'
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/setzer/newstuff/R-patched/src/library'
> make[1]: Entering directory `/home/setzer/newstuff/R-patched/src/library/Recommended'
> make[2]: Entering directory `/home/setzer/newstuff/R-patched/src/library/Recommended'
> make[2]: *** No rule to make target `VR.ts', needed by `stamp-recommended'.  Stop.
> R-patched of January 25 fails the same way, but the January 21 version compiles successfully.
> Has something gone awry in the process of rolling patches, or do I need 
> to look into problems with my system?  I notice that the 
> src/library/Recommended has symbolic links in the January 21 version, 
> but not in the January 26 version.

Run tools/link-recommended to recreate these links.

Without knowing whether you got `R-patched of January 26' by tarball or 
SVN (you didn't specify) it is hard to be more specific as to what is 

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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