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

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jan 28 16:37:41 CET 2005

On Fri, 28 Jan 2005, Uwe Ligges wrote:

> 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).

It is in the list mentioned in INSTALL, which is worth checking....

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