Problems building R package from Intrepid for Hardy
pauljohn at ku.edu
Sun Jun 22 21:49:08 BST 2008
In Hardy, we have R-2.6.2, but some R packages can't be used unless R is
upgraded. I did not find any installable deb intended for Hardy
systems, and decided to try to build. I found R debian source packages
and am learning to rebuild. In the middle of the build, the process
comes to a halt and asks for a file name:
/usr/bin/texi2dvi: Running pdfetex --file-line-error
This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6)
file:line:error style messages enabled.
%&-line parsing enabled.
entering extended mode
! I can't find file
<to be read again>
Please type another input file name:
I've found that if I just type R-FAQ.texi, it will proceed, until it
asks me again for a file name, say R-admin.texi, and so forth.
Eventually, the packages build.
I'm much more familiar with building RPM than DEB packages, but this
seems most peculiar to me. Can it be fixed?
After installing the r-base packages I had built, I ran into a packaging
problem I'd not seen before. The package build creates a meta pacakage
r-recommended. But it does not go on to build r-cran-mgcv and so
forth. The R recommended packages were not built when I created the dep
package for r-base. So the installed r-cran-* packages are still stuck
on version 2.6.2. I know how to install packages from source inside R,
but this Debian packaging thing has me a bit stumped.
Paul E. Johnson email: pauljohn at ku.edu
Professor, Political Science http://pj.freefaculty.org
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