[Rd] Recent snapshot tarballs of R-devel don't compile

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Fri Dec 5 08:45:13 CET 2008

[oops .. I wanted to send this off  one day earlier ...]

>>>>> "BDR" == Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
>>>>>     on Thu, 4 Dec 2008 08:30:04 +0000 (GMT) writes:

    BDR> On Wed, 3 Dec 2008, hpages at fhcrc.org wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >> Trying to compile one of the latest snapshot tarballs of
    >> R-devel gives me the following error (64-bit openSUSE
    >> 10.3):

    BDR> We don't know what file that is, though.  Problems with
    BDR> snapshots need to be reported to the site which makes
    BDR> them.

    BDR> Perhaps you mean
    BDR> ftp://ftp.stat.math.ethz.ch/Software/R/R-devel_2008-12-03.tar.bz2
    BDR> ?  In which case see the README in that directory for
    BDR> how to report a problem.

    >> ...  make[2]: Entering directory
    >> `/loc/home/biocbuild/bbs-2.4-bioc/R/src/library/Recommended'
    >> make[2]: *** No rule to make target `VR.ts', needed by
    >> `stamp-recommended'.  Stop.  make[2]: Leaving directory
    >> `/loc/home/biocbuild/bbs-2.4-bioc/R/src/library/Recommended'
    >> make[1]: *** [recommended-packages] Error 2 make[1]:
    >> Leaving directory
    >> `/loc/home/biocbuild/bbs-2.4-bioc/R/src/library/Recommended'
    >> make: *** [stamp-recommended] Error 2
    >> Maybe because these tarballs don't contain the symlinks
    >> that are normally defined in the src/library/Recommended/
    >> folder?

    BDR> Maybe, in which case running tools/link-recommended
    BDR> will fix it.  Works for me with the snapshot mentioned
    BDR> above.


But also we know that we don't want to require that from people
working with the tarball.

The question remains why the automated build procedures ... that
I have setup and have been running for years, 
suddenly fail to put the *.tgz symbolic links into 
src/library/Recommended/ as they used to.

    >> Cheers, H.
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