[Rd] build 32-bit R on x86_64?

Joris Meys jorismeys at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 01:52:06 CEST 2011

The architecture is called i386. Try

r_arch=i386 ./configure

That should work.

On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 1:40 AM, Vinh Nguyen <vqnguyen at uci.edu> wrote:
> Dear R-Devel,
> I'm using Ubuntu on an x86_64 machine and would like to have both the
> 32-bit and 64-bit versions of R built from source.  By default,
> following the usual build procedures yields 64 bit R.  Looking at
> [these](http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-admin.html#Sub_002darchitectures),
> I thought I could build 32-bit R by executing
> r_arch=32 ./configure
> and building R like usual (make).  However, after seeing this error message,
> /usr/bin/install: cannot create regular file
> `../../include/32/Rconfig.h': No such file or directory
> I realize I am misunderstanding the instructions.  Could someone
> please clarify how I could go about compiling both 32-bit and 64-bit
> versions of R on my Linux machine?  Thank you!
> -- Vinh
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