[Rd] problem building R 2.12.1 64-bit on Windows 7

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Fri Dec 31 00:34:58 CET 2010

On Dec 30, 2010, at 23:19 , Duncan Murdoch wrote:

> On 10-12-30 4:13 PM, Michael Sumner wrote:
>> Hello,
>> ...
>> make[4]: *** [Rzlib.dll] Error 4
>> make[3]: *** [rlibs] Error 1
>> make[2]: *** [../../bin/x64/R.dll] Error 2
>> make[1]: *** [rbuild] Error 2
>> make: *** [all] Error 2
> I don't know what's going wrong.  At that point it is supposed to be making Rzlib.dll (as the error at the end shows it was).  That is made using src/extra/zlib/Makefile.win. I don't see any calls to "sed" in there, but there's one in the implicit rule to make the .dll (in src/gnuwin32/MkRules), namely
> $(SED) -n $(SYMPAT)
> Do you have a definition for SYMPAT that overrides ours, or SYMPAT64 (which is used in ours)?
> If that's not it, you could remove the @ sign from the beginning of that line in MkRules, and see what it is trying to do just before it dies.
> Duncan Murdoch

Off-the-cuff: Is there a virus scanner active on the system? We have had a couple of reports that turned out to be antivirus software swiping files away for checking right under the nose of their confused maker...

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