[R] Problem in installing R add-on package(not from CRAN)

pingzhao pingzhao at waffle.cs.dal.ca
Sun May 25 04:29:16 CEST 2003

Hi all,
The R was installed by system adminstrator. Here
make is used to compile C code, right?, but the compile tools
C, C++,etc. are there. Could any one give me somes hints on
how to fix this problems?

>===== Original Message From 	Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> =====
>On Sat, May 24, 2003 at 10:03:51PM -0300, pingzhao wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I downloaded a R package (supclust, not from CRAN) in my directory, then 
>> markov:/home/pingzhao> R CMD INSTALL supclust_1.1.tar.gz -l ~/lib
>> but met the following errors
>> * Installing *source* package 'supclust' ...
>> ** libs
>> /usr/local/lib/R/bin/SHLIB: make: not found
>                              ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> ERROR: compilation failed for package 'supclust'
>> Does it mean the R has not properly installed? what are problems here???
>You don't have the required build tools, in this case make.
>Did you build R on that machine, or was a pre-built binary installed?
>Don't drink and derive. Alcohol and analysis don't mix.

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