[R] problem compiling R-1.6.1 on WinNT: pcre

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Tue Nov 5 09:15:09 CET 2002

My apologies:  I downloaded that file when I was trying to compile 1.6.0
(which I never gotten around to before 1.6.1 was released), and I must have
downloaded the GnuWin32 version of the source (no idea why I did that...),
rather than the "official" one.

-----Original Message-----
From: Uwe Ligges [mailto:ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de]
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2002 7:16 AM
To: Liaw, Andy
Subject: Re: [R] problem compiling R-1.6.1 on WinNT: pcre

"Liaw, Andy" wrote:
> Uwe,
> Got it now.  The problem might be the pcre packaging.  When I tried to
> download it, the site at UK was unavailable, so I grabbed pcre-3.9-src.zip

Sorry, I cannot find "pcre-3.9-src.zip" on sourceforge, just the correct
The name of the file is different from that one that is requested in

> from sourceforge instead.  Apparently that's at least packaged a bit
> differently from pcre-3.9.tar.gz at the site mentioned in the INSTALL
> Maybe the wording about the pcre source in the INSTALL file could be a bit
> more stringent?

If you think so, please send a suggestion how to improve it to Duncan
Murdoch, the windows maintainer.

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