[Rd] building with tcltk on Ubuntu 14.04

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu May 28 10:57:38 CEST 2015

>>>>> Ben Bolker <bbolker at gmail.com>
>>>>>     on Tue, 26 May 2015 11:13:41 -0400 writes:

    > False alarm.  Completely wiping out my build directory followed by

    > ../R-devel/configure --with-tcl-config=/usr/lib/tclConfig.sh
    > - --with-tk-config=/usr/lib/tkConfig.sh; make

    > seems to work.  (My fault for assuming repeated cycles of
    > ./configure; make would actually do the right thing ...)

    > There seems to be a corollary of Clarke's Law ("any sufficient
    > advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic") that says that
    > any sufficiently complex software system may *not* be magic, but it's
    > just easier to treat it as though it is ...

    > Thanks for the offer of help ...

I also run several computers on Ubuntu 14.04
and never had to anything special, I mean *no*  
--with-tcl-...  or --with-tk-....
where ever needed for me on 14.04 or earlier Ubuntu's... so I do
wonder how you got into problems at all.


    > Ben

    > On 15-05-26 10:25 AM, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
    >> Ben,
    >> At work with little time so _real brief_:
    >> -- we build r-devel "all the time", in fact nightly for rocker; and
    >> there are Dockerfiles to look at
    >> -- we build R all the time in Debian, Ubuntu, ... and my sources
    >> for that are not on GH but you can fetch the diff.gz
    >> -- there is an entire list dedicated to this: r-sig-debian so could
    >> you pretty-please post there (after registering, if needed)
    >> I'll be glad to help, preferably on r-sig-debian.
    >> Cheers, Dirk

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