[R] Problem with "readline" in compilatio of R for Solaris 11 (Nevada) in x86

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jan 29 23:05:07 CET 2007

Please consult the R-admin manual, as the INSTALL file asked you to.
It explains this.

On Mon, 29 Jan 2007, Octavio Tourinho wrote:

> Dear friends,
> In configuring R 2.4.1 for Solaris 11, using SunStudio 11 compilers, I
> get the following error.
> checking readline/history.h usability... no
> checking readline/history.h presence... no
> checking for readline/history.h... no
> checking readline/readline.h usability... no
> checking readline/readline.h presence... no
> checking for readline/readline.h... no
> checking for rl_callback_read_char in -lreadline... no
> checking for main in -lncurses... no
> checking for main in -ltermcap... yes
> checking for rl_callback_read_char in -lreadline... no
> checking for history_truncate_file... no
> configure: error: --with-readline=yes (default) and headers/libs are not
> available
> I was not able to figure out what readline is about, whether it is
> optional or not (at some point of the script it seems to be a flag which
> can be true or false) and was therefore unable to debug it.
> Thanks for any help you can provide
> Octavio Tourinho
> octavio.tourinho at terra.com.br
> octou at ipea.gov.br
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