[R] contrib pkg install problem on Windows with R2.2.0

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Thu Dec 1 16:54:16 CET 2005

Ingmar Visser wrote:

> Dear R-helpers,
> I made the package depmix for fitting hidden markov models.
> After updating R to version 2.2.0 on my PC I got the following error when
> installing the package from a local directory. One of the C files includes
> the R.h file which apparently causes problems.
> I call 
> R CMD INSTALL --docs="normal" depmix
> and I get the following error:
> make[3]: *** No rule to make target 'C:/rw2011/include/R.h', needed by
> derdist.o. Stop. 

You probably did build from a poluted directory containing an old 
".../src/Makedeps" file. Remove it and try again.

Uwe Ligges

> In the previous version of R that I used, the package compiles & installs
> without problems. 
> My question is what to make of this error since the R CHANGES file states
> that "The 'rw2010' notation has been dropped." so the rw2011 directory does
> not even exist. Even so, R CMD INSTALL does not complain that it can not
> find the directory but only says there is "no rule to make target", which I
> fail to understand.
> Any hints are welcome, best, ingmar
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