[Rd] [R] readline detection problems
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Feb 2 14:38:54 CET 2006
Moved to R-devel: please see the posting guide. This WAY off topic for
Please do read the installation manual: configure --help says
--with-readline use readline library (if available) [yes]
and note, no path can be specified. The installation manual says
If you have libraries and header files, e.g., for GNU readline, in
non-system directories, use the variables LDFLAGS (for libraries, using
`-L' flags to be passed to the linker) and CPPFLAGS (for header files,
using `-I' flags to be passed to the C/C++ preprocessors), respectively,
to specify these locations. These default to LDFLAGS=-L/usr/local/lib
(/usr/local/lib64 on most 64-bit Linux OSes) and
CPPFLAGS=-I/usr/local/include to catch the most common cases.
My guess is that you need something like
If this really is readline-5.1, don't use it. It needs a patch (I believe
the one found on the GNU mirror suffices) or it is badly broken, enough to
crash the calling application.
On Thu, 2 Feb 2006, Benjamin Otto wrote:
> Dear community,
> I'm trying to install R-2.2.1 on an IRIX 6.2 (Unix System V Release 4)
> system without root access. Unfortunately readline is not installed in
> default, so I installed it locally in my home directory, more precisely in:
> $HOME/vol/readline-5.1, where $HOME is "/home3/fa/faga001". Afterwards I
> appended the path to the library with several $PATH variable, which now
> looks like:
> Still, readline is not detected by the configure script. I tried the
> ./configure --with-readline="-L/$HOME/vol/readline"
> ./configure --with-readline="/$HOME/vol/readline"
> ./configure --with-readline=/$HOME/vol/readline
> ./configure --x-includes="-L/$HOME/vol/readline"
> ./configure --x-includes="/$HOME/vol/readline"
> ./configure --x-libraries="-L/$HOME/vol/readline"
> ./configure --x-libraries="/$HOME/vol/readline"
> trying out the different path variants which I previously included in the
> $PATH variable. Nothing helps yet. According to printenv there is currently
> no kind of $LIBRARY or sth. like that defined, but maybe the path should
> rather be included in such an env. variable, I didn't find any hint in the
> Has someone an idea how I should link my local readline correctly, so that
> the library is found not only during installtion but afterwards too?
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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