[R] Installing a Package in Windows 2000

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Thu Mar 7 09:11:36 CET 2002

Tom Kincaid <Kincaid.Tom at epamail.epa.gov> writes:

> I'm using R 1.4.1 under Windows 2000 and am experiencing difficulty
> installing a package.  I've included an example output using Rcmd build,
> but the same problem occurs with Rcmd check and Rcmd INSTALL.  The error
> (make[1]: /bin/sh.exe: Command not found) is not a new one - it's
> referenced in readme.packages among other locations.  I've placed a copy
> of sh.exe in C:\bin, but it didn't fix the problem.  I've also checked
> to ensure that perl can be found.  Actually, I've made an extensive
> effort to solve the problem prior to sending this help request.  So, any
> assistance will be greatly appreciated!
> make[1]: Entering directory
> `/cygdrive/c/R/rw1041/src/library/statmanual'
> if [ ! -f ./TITLE -a -f ./DESCRIPTION ] ; then \
>   perl C:/R/rw1041/share/perl/maketitle.pl ./DESCRIPTION > TITLE; \
> fi
> make[1]: /bin/sh.exe: Command not found
> make[1]: *** [TITLE] Error 127

Hmm. Since you could run "make" a couple of lines above, I think the
above means that sh cannot find perl (in spite of your checking). What
happens if you start sh.exe manually and type "perl" into it? What is
your PATH and where have you put perl? 

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