[R] Installing R on solaris

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jun 18 23:25:28 CEST 2008

On Wed, 18 Jun 2008, Manjit Barman wrote:

> Hi,

> I have been trying to install R on solaris 10. i could compile the 
> source files following the steps in R admin.html manual but eventually i 
> don't see the libR.so and libjvm.so file created anywhere. could you 
> please specify me some step by step instructions for installing R in 
> solaris? That would be much appreciated!

Neither of those is part of the the installation of R.  If you need 
libR.so you need to specify --enable-R-shlib to configure, and accept the 
considerable perfomance penalty.  That *is* in the 'R admin.html manual', 
so please go back and read it more carefully.

libjvm.so is part of Java.

> Thanks and regards,
> Manjit
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