[R] Compiling R-1.3.0-patched on OSF1

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Thu Jul 19 18:51:14 CEST 2001

>>>>> Peter Dalgaard BSA writes:

> Laurent Gautier <laurent at cbs.dtu.dk> writes:
>> ...but the 'make' step ends with the following lines:
>> ----------------------
>> building package `base'
>> mkdir ../../../library/base
>> mkdir ../../../library/base/R
>> mkdir ../../../library/base/data
>> mkdir ../../../library/base/demo
>> building package `ctest'
>> mkdir ../../../library/ctest
>> mkdir ../../../library/ctest/R
>> Make: Cannot open ../../../../share/make/../../../../etc/Makeconf.
> ....
>> Did anybody encountered this (and would know how to overcome it) ?
>> (I am certainly doing silly somewhere.... but WHERE ?)

Nothing silly on your side at all.

> The symptoms look familiar. I think we've seen this before and a fix
> was to use GNU make instead of the system-supplied one. (The recursive
> Makefiles may make it necessary to set $MAKE i.e.

> MAKE=gmake gmake

> on Bourne shell systems and whatever it takes to get the same effect
> in csh).

> My memory feels a little rusty on this, you may want to look back into
> the mailing list archives.

I think this is because the system make thinks it needs to set the
working directory.  This only seems to occur with that specific version
of make, as far as I know ...

[There is really no recursion ...]

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