[Rd] Building R-patched and R-devel fails

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Apr 17 11:01:04 CEST 2016

On 17/04/2016 07:25, Berwin A Turlach wrote:
> G'day all,
> probably you have noticed this by now, but I thought I ought to report
> it. :)

Already fixed for Unix by the time this reached me.  Since that version 
of Survival has been put into 3.2 patched, that also needed its 
Makefile.in updated.

I've left Windows changes to those with a Windows build system.

> My scripts that update the SVN sources for R-patched and R-devel, run
> `tools/rsync-recommended' (for both) and then install both these
> versions from scratch failed this morning.  Apparently the new version
> of the recommended package `survival' depends on the recommended
> package `Matrix', but the makefile does not ensure that Matrix is build
> before survival.  So my log files had entries:
>    [...]
>    ERROR: dependency ‘Matrix’ is not available for package ‘survival’
>    * removing ‘/opt/src/R-devel-build/library/survival’
>    Makefile:51: recipe for target 'survival.ts' failed
>    make[2]: *** [survival.ts] Error 1
>    make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....
>    [...]
> Presumably, in both branches, the files Makefile.in and Makefile.win in
> src/library/Recommended have to be adapted to contain the following
> line at the end among the "Hardcoded dependencies":
> 	survival.ts: Matrix.ts
> Cheers,
> 	Berwin
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Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics, University of Oxford

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