[Rd] How to change name of .so/.dll

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 11:57:21 CEST 2012

On 12-06-13 4:45 AM, Matthew Dowle wrote:
> Matthew Dowle<mdowle<at>  mdowle.plus.com>  writes:
>> On Tue, 2012-06-12 at 20:38 -0400, Simon Urbanek wrote:
>>> Something like
>>> all: $(SHLIB)
>>>          mv $(SHLIB) datatable$(SHLIB_EXT)
>>> should do the trick (resist the temptation to create a
> datatable$(SHLIB_EXT) target - it doesn't work due
>> to the makefile loading sequence, unfortunately). AFAIR you don't need to
> mess with install.libs
>> because the default is to install all shlibs in the directory.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Simon
>> Huge thank you, Simon. Works perfectly. +100!
>> Matthew
> I guess the 'mv' command works on Mac, too. For Windows I think I need to
> create pkg/src/Makevars.win with 'mv' replaced by 'rename'. Is that right?
> all: $(SHLIB)
>          rename $(SHLIB) datatable$(SHLIB_EXT)
> I could try that and submit to winbuilder and see, but asking here as well in
> case theres anything else to consider for Windows.

mv should be fine on Windows.  If you have a makefile, you have Rtools 
installed, and mv is in Rtools.

Duncan Murdoch

More information about the R-devel mailing list