[ESS] Error: could not find function ".ess.help"

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Thu Nov 21 06:55:23 CET 2013

I've just fixed the makefile. Would appreciate if you could try it out
from SVN.

Thanks for spotting this.


 >>> Vitalie Spinu on Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:09:26 -0800 wrote:

 VS> No no, ESSR is not a package anymore. It was only for a short period of
 VS> time. Now it is a bunch of code which we are attaching at runtime. After
 VS> long trial and deliberation we decided that the current state is an
 VS> optimal solution.

 VS> [...]

 >> I think the problem is with make install because when I look in *ESS*
 >> buffer I see the following but there is no ESSR directory installed in
 >> ess directory

 >> load-ESSR cmd:
 >> local({
 >> source('/usr/local/share/emacs/etc/ess/ESSR/R/.load.R', local=TRUE) #define
 >> load.ESSR('/usr/local/share/emacs/etc/ess/ESSR/R')})

 VS> This is clearly wrong. What is the value of ess-etc-directory for you?

 >> So I simply fixed this with a hack by linking the missing ESSR
 >> directory and everything works fine

 VS> There is something wrong with make install indeed. 

 VS> Thanks for figuring this out.

 VS>     Vitalie

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