[R] broken Cygwin environments (was R under Win2k)

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Sep 4 23:31:37 CEST 2001

On Tue, 4 Sep 2001, Andrea Malagoli wrote:

> I have tried to compile R-1.3.1 under the Cygwin environment, but it does
> not
> seem to work, although the option is there. Must I use Mingw32?

Hint: The file you are looking for is called INSTALL, which says

  It *might* also be possible to use the compilers from the cygwin 1.1 net
  release with the -mno-cygwin -mwin32 flags; the current versions use
  mscrt.dll.  (You will need the cygwin, gcc, mingw32, w32api and
  binutils bundles.  All the recent versions we have tried do not work
  unchanged with -mno-cygwin.)

Hint, hint: you need to mend the Cygwin environment, and I'm not going
tell you how to do it, as my patches were rejected by the maintainers
(with comments to the cygwin list, but not even copied to me).

Most of us prefer to use working tools, but it's not compulsory.

Please use a less misleading subject line.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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