[R] installation : make fails (R-1.7.1 on RedHat 8.0)

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Fri Sep 26 14:57:00 CEST 2003

Laurent Faisnel <laurent.faisnel at ariase.com> writes:

> Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:
> > Laurent Faisnel <laurent.faisnel at ariase.com> writes:
> >
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>I'm trying to compile R-1.7.1 from source (on a RedHat 8.0) instead of
> >>using the binary version, as it has often been advised.
> >>However I don't manage to find a solution to the following error which
> >>occurs during the make procedure :
> >
> >>gcc -I../../../../include /usr/include/mysql  -D__NO_MATH_INLINES
> >                             ******************
> >
> >>-mieee-fp  -fPIC  -g -O2 -c ansari.c -o ansari.o
> > The stars indicate the problem. This wants to -I/usr/include/mysql if
> > anything, otherwise gcc will believe that there are two files to
> > compile and complain about the -o. I suspect that you entered the
> > wrong thing during configuration.
> >
> Peter,
> Thanks for your answer, but everything is not clear to me. This
> installation was made with the default ./configure without any
> additional option (so if I made something wrong, it is to forget an
> option). I checked out ./configure --help.
> What should I add ? I don't believe there are headers or libraries in
> unusual places on my disk. Moreover, why does the script search for
> mysql now ? I'm interested by mysql, but this comes later with RMySQL !
> Anyway, mysql headers *are* in /usr/include/mysql.

That's not the problem. The problem is that the "/usr/include/mysql"
sneaked into your configuration files somehow. This can happen by
other means than configure options:. environment variables or
configuration files (~/.Rconf) are the two that I can recall just now.

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