[R] inno setup'iss files for R & RDCOM

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Sat Jul 24 02:26:32 CEST 2004

On Sat, 24 Jul 2004 02:24:46 +0900, "Hisaji ONO"
<hi_ono2001 at ybb.ne.jp> wrote:

> I'd like to build installer for integrate my GUI program for R, R for win
>and RDCOM.
> Can the distribution like this be got permission?

The GPL gives you permission to modify R and redistribute, as long as
you leave the GPL license intact and make the source code of what you
distribute available.  (But I'm neither a lawyer nor the copyright
holder for all of R, so don't trust me, read the license).

> If so, installation of these softwares will be done in just one time.
>And where can I get  each inno setup'iss file for R & RDCOM.
> Because these sources seem no to include their own iss file.

The iss file for R is produced by the JRins.pl Perl script in
src/gnuwin32/installer, after the Makefile in the same directory has
copied an image of R to a temporary directory.  If you just want the
script, you can run

make R.iss

in that directory (assuming you've already made all the constituent
parts).  I'd recommend not editing this file, however:  you're better
off trying to make all your changes to src/gnuwin32/MkRules or one of
the Makefiles if you don't want to go through all the work again as
soon as you've incorporated the next R patch.

Duncan Murdoch

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