[Rd] problem in compililng c code using R CMD SHLIB

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Wed Jun 6 15:20:55 CEST 2012

On Jun 6, 2012, at 6:16 AM, Arathy Ram wrote:

> Hello all,
> I was trying to compile a simple C program hello.c using R CMD SHLIB
> hello.c.
> MY R software residing in C:\Program Files\R\R-2.15.0, and also I have
> downloaded the Rtools 2.15.0 and it is in C:\Rtools, MY file(hello.c) is in
> E:\R_dir.
> I have followed the procedures given below
> 1. In a new CMD.exe window I have set the path as
> c:\ Rtools\bin; C:\Rtools\MinGW\bin;C:\Program Files\R\R-2.15.0\bin
> 2. I have changed the directory to E:\ where my file(hello.c) is residing
> E:\>cd \R_dir
> then I have given the command like this
> E:\>cd \R_dir> R CMD SHLIB hello.c
> Then I am getting the following message
> cygwin warning:
> MS-DOS style path detected: E:/PROGRA~1/R/R-214~1.0/etc/
> i386/Makeconf
> Preferred POSIX equivalent is:
> /cygdrive/e/PROGRA~1/R/R-214~1.0/etc/i386/Makeconf
> CYGWIN environment variable option "nodosfilewarning" turns off this
> warning.
> Consult the user's guide for more details about POSIX paths:
>   http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using.html#using-pathnames
> Even though I have gone through several discussions in the same topic I am
> not able to resolve my problem. It would be a great help if somebody knows
> what exactly the problem and its solution and favorable suggestions.

There is no problem in what you posted - all you posted is merely a note from cygwin that it prefers different path style, but it's perfectly ok and doesn't affect anything. So what exactly is the problem you're having?


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