[Rd] problems building R-patched

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Wed Jan 26 18:44:20 CET 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.
> Woody Setzer

A workaround may be as simple as

cd /home/setzer/newstuff/R-patched

assuming that you have rsync installed.

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