[Rd] R CMD config --cppflags buglet

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Mon Feb 20 17:31:46 CET 2006


On Feb 20, 2006, at 11:22 AM, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:

> As you asked, the two failure were gnomeGUI which has a hardcoded  
> $R_HOME/include which could get fixed, and JGR which isn't even on  
> CRAN....

Thanks for pointing this out. JGR is a completely different beast and  
unfortunately it has to hard-code things, because it is not started  
via R CMD, so it doesn't know the right paths. For non-framework  
unix, however, we can do better, because JRI now uses autoconf, so it  
can pull the paths from R at configure time.  I'll fix JRI  

> JGR also calls out to /usr/lib/R/share/sh/help-links.sh which is  
> probably not a good idea given that we have that in /usr/share/R/ 
> share/sh/help-links.sh instead.  Given the trouble we had in Debian  
> from calling its sibbling /usr/share/R/share/perl/build-help.pl, I  
> put in a kludge for that, but maybe we should work how JGR can get  
> this functionality via actually exported calls (as you rightly told  
> me that never that /usr/share/R/share/perl/build-help.pl was not  
> meant to be called directly).

Another hack I suspect, but I'll have to ask Markus about this one.


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