[Rd] R-devel does not compile under FreeBSD-7.0 CURRENT

Rainer Hurling Rainer.Hurling at nw-fva.de
Thu Nov 30 12:04:14 CET 2006

You are right. Yesterday evening I did not understand the context 
between your presumption ('recent ObjC changes') and the make command 
from FreeBSD itself. Sorry.

I started a second try with R-devel (2006-11-29) and was able to compile 
and install with 'gmake && gmake install' instead of 'make && make install'.

If I understand right, I have to wait for next R-devel to try out the 
change with the suffix. I will report if I have tested it with 'make'.


Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> As I said to you privately, I believe this to be a make issue: does GNU 
> make work?  We don't guarantee R to work with other makes (although it 
> usually does).
> My guess is that the problem is the missing .m in the .SUFFIXES list
> in Makeconf.in, but Solaris make and GNU make see no problem and it 
> looks like a make bug to me.  I've added the suffix, so please try the 
> current version.
> (This seems to be related to adding ObjC support which is apparently 
> currently incomplete.)
> On Wed, 29 Nov 2006, Rainer Hurling wrote:
>> I am not able to compile R-devel 2006-11-28 under FreeBSD-7.0 CURRENT. 
>> After running ./configure script 'make' stops with the following error 
>> message:
>> --------------------------
>> #make
>> gcc -I. -I./src/include -I./src/include -I/usr/local/include
>> -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -g -O2 -c  -o .m.o
>> gcc: No input files specified
>> *** Error code 1
>> Stop in /usr/local/R-devel.
>> #
>> --------------------------
>> I attached configure messages. If wanted I can send complete 
>> config.log (460 kByte).
>> Are their any ideas about what is going wrong? If I could help with 
>> more information or with testing, please let me know.

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