[Rd] Issues with building package with C src on windows [R CMD INSTALL ignoring makefile]

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Dec 19 16:43:56 CET 2011

If all else fails, read the manual: it is explicitly documented that you 
need a file src/Makefile.win .

And very likely you should rather study the manual to resolve what issue 
you think 'requires' a Makefile: those who want to use R on other 
platforms (e.g. Solaris and AIX) are unlikely to thank you for taking 
that route.

On 19/12/2011 15:30, Jonathan Shore wrote:
> I've written a rather complex package that requires overriding the default compilation behavior for the C code component.   In the src dir I have a Makefile that is used correctly on OSX and Linux builds of the package, but completely ignored on windows.
> R CMD INSTALL<package>
> on windows runs Makeconf instead of running make on my Makefile.    If run make in the src directory manually on windows, the shared library compiles.
> How can I get the INSTALL command to look for the Makefile?    I am building on R 2.14.0 on a win 7 vm.
> Thanks
> Jonathan
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