[R] R-1.7.1 gets installed without default packages & without readline

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Tue Aug 19 14:55:08 CEST 2003

Laurent Faisnel <laurent.faisnel at ariase.com> writes:

> Hi all,
> Trying to install R-1.7.1 on a RedHat 8.0 platform, I have a few problems.
> R gets installed without default packages (but base and ctest) : make
> script fails at the end of the procedure (configure is made
> successfully). This is the (translated) log I have :
> /gcc -I../../../../include /usr/include/mysql  -D__NO_MATH_INLINES
> -mieee-fp  -fPIC  -g -O2 -c ansari.c -o ansari.o
> gcc: cannot specify -o with -c or -S and multiple compilations
> make[5]: *** [ansari.o] Error 1
> make[5]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/R-1.7.1/src/library/ctest/src'
> make[4]: *** [all] Error 2
> make[4]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/R-1.7.1/src/library/ctest/src'
> make[3]: *** [all] Error 1
> make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/R-1.7.1/src/library/ctest'
> make[2]: *** [R] Error 1
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/R-1.7.1/src/library'
> make[1]: *** [R] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory// `/usr/local/R-1.7.1/src'
> make: *** [R] Error 1
> /
> However it's possible to start R but I have only base and ctest, and
> subsequently many warnings are displayed at startup. The only solution
> I found was to copy-paste libraries from a RPM version (which gets
> installed without trouble). Probably not a good solution. I already
> read carefully R-admin. What should I try now ?
> Moreover, I have a problem with readline. First I did not manage to
> make the configure script satisfied about readline. I found in R
> archives that readline-devel should be present too. I downloaded it,
> indeed the configure script is now OK with readline. But I still have
> no command-line facilities enabled under R. Why ?
> [laurent at localhost home]# rpm -qva | grep readline
> readline-4.3-3
> readline-devel-4.3-3
> readline41-4.1-14

You may need a "make distclean" step to purge what got messed up on
previous builds. 

The other issue seems to be due to a missepecification of your header
files. I think there wants to be a -I infront of /usr/include/mysql

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