[R] Installation: not creating necessary directories

Tim tim2004gm at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 18:59:52 CET 2008

I have tried installing R on a web server on which I have a user
account but not root access.

I checked and the PERL, Fortran, etc. prerequisites all seem in order.

The compiling of R with:

% ./configure --with-x=no

This works fine without errors.

I try a "make check", however, and soon get an error as it cannot find
files which should have been made.  Most of the files seem to have
come through though.


collecting examples for package 'base' ...
make[5]: Entering directory `/home/USERACCOUNT/mybin/R-2.8.0/src/library'
/bin/sh: ../../bin/R: No such file or directory
make[5]: *** [Rdfiles] Error 127
make[5]: Leaving directory `/home/USERACCOUNT/mybin/R-2.8.0/src/library'
file ../../library/base/R-ex cannot be opened at
../../share/perl/massage-Examples.pl line 136.


Is there any advice on what might be happening or on what I might need to do?


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