[Rd] compiling and making R-2.0.1 for windows XP

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Fri Jan 28 14:49:58 CET 2005

John Marsland wrote:

> I am having no luck compiling R-2.0.1 on a Windows XP platform. I have not had these problems when compliling previous versions of R.
> I've installed all the recommended software and tools. But I cannot get round this error message:
> make
> make[1]: `Rpwd.exe' is up to date.
> make -f Makefile.docfiles
> make[3]: Nothing to be done for `docfiles'.
> -------- Building ../../../library/base/R/Rprofile from ../../library/profile/Common.R ../../library/profile/Rprofile.windows--------
> mkdir -p ../../../library/base/R
> cat: not found

cat should be among the tools, looks like Duncan's latest release of 
tools.zip is missing cat (and I have tested the new release by 
overwriting older files, so I haven't noticed at least one file is 
missing this time).


> make[3]: *** [../../../library/base/R/Rprofile] Error 127
> make[2]: *** [fixfiles] Error 2
> make[1]: *** [rbuild] Error 2
> make: *** [all] Error 2
> Can anybody suggest a solution?
> Thanks,
> John
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