[Rd] Can R for Windows be built outside of the top-level source directory?

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 18:37:19 CET 2015

On 20/02/2015 12:30 PM, Josh O'Brien wrote:
> The "R-admin" manual describes how to build R from outside of the
> top-level source directory on a *NIX machine
> (http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-release/R-admin.html#Simple-compilation),
> but it makes no analagous mention of a way to do so under Windows.
> Since the build process in Windows is so different (not using
> configure, for instance, and typically being performed from within
> $R_SOURCES/src/gnuwin32/), *and* since the "R-admin" guide makes no
> mention of it, my guess is that it's not easily possible. But I'd love
> to learn otherwise, or even just get a definitive "no".

I wouldn't go so far as to claim it is impossible, but our build system 
doesn't support it.

Duncan Murdoch

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