[R] History

Jonathan Baron baron at cattell.psych.upenn.edu
Fri Feb 2 17:37:34 CET 2001

You need to install the readline package somewhere in the path.
But probably you've done this, or it wouldn't have worked before.
Perhaps the configuration file needs to know where the readline
package is.  

(See http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/readline/INSTALL for
installation of the readline package.)

Here is (some of) what my Sysadmin said about installing readline
when we did it.  (I installed R, but he installed readline.)


I installed readline (and the history library that comes with
it), specifying the suffixe "4.1" (so we can most easily
distinguish between different versions), and specified /pkg as
the directory to install.  I was going to try to compile with the
shared library next, but did not in view of what happened.  None
of the file names include the version number, and I didn't want
to try and rename them just to find out if shared library works
(the README file states "There is skeletal support for building
shared versions of the Readline and History libraries")

I expected the program to go in /pkg/bin, with libraries in
/pkg/lib, as the README suggested would happen.  There was no
program installed in /pkg/bin.  Two library files were installed
in /pkg/lib; more files in /pkg/include, /pkg/info, and /pkg/man.
So, it looks to me like it installed correctly.


It did work, and the R installation program did find it in these
directories without further instruction.  R itself was installed
in /pkg.


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