Grokbase Groups R r-devel May 2006
This is already changed in R-patched: please use that.
On Wed, 10 May 2006, Peter Dalgaard wrote:

Darin Perusich <> writes:
hello r development team,

i'm building R 2.3.0 on solaris and when i run the 'make install' i'm
getting a syntax error during the "installing etc ..." which causes the
installation to fail. i get this error whether i use gnu-make of
sun-make, see the error and reasons below.

gmake[1]: Entering directory `/export/medusa/darin/build/R-2.3.0/etc'
installing etc ...
/bin/bash: -c: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `;'
/bin/bash: -c: line 1: `for f in ; do /opt/csw/bin/ginstall -c -m 644
${f} "/export/home/darin/build/R-2.3.0/cswstage/opt/csw/lib/R/etc"; done'
gmake[1]: *** [install] Error 2
gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/export/medusa/darin/build/R-2.3.0/etc'
gmake: *** [install] Error 1

in etc/Makefile if i comment lines 60-62 make install continues without
incident, here are those lines.

@for f in $(EXPORTFILES); do \
$(INSTALL_DATA) $${f} "$(rhome)/$(subdir)"; \

this has changed from R-2.2.1.

diff etc/Makefile ../R-2.2.1/etc/Makefile"

< @for f in $(EXPORTFILES); do \
@for f in $(OBJECTS) $(EXPORTFILES); do \
should i open a bug for this issue? i'm also curious as to if this has
come up on other platforms.
It only happens if your bash is old enough. I get the

rubin:~/> for f in ; do echo $f ; done
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `;'
GNU bash, version 2.05.0(1)-release (sparc-sun-solaris2.9)
for f in ; do echo $f ; done

but not on Linux boxes with bash 3.x. However, I don't think we assume
bash 3.x (or bash as such for that matter and sh has same issue on
Solaris 9), so it is indeed a bug.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595

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