[ESS] Help in compiling ESS

Steven McKinney @mck|nney @end|ng |rom bccrc@c@
Wed Feb 15 00:34:23 CET 2017

Hi Paola

Note that you do not need to "make" ess, unless you want to compile elisp files and/or do some system directory installation.

I just extract the archive file contents to a directory and add the path to the ess directory in my .emacs file, all as described in the step-by-step instructions at ess.r-project.org

Try skipping the make step.


Steven McKinney

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ESS-help [mailto:ess-help-bounces using r-project.org] On Behalf Of
> Paola.Giovannini using infineon.com
> Sent: February-14-17 4:44 AM
> To: ess-help using r-project.org
> Subject: [ESS] Help in compiling ESS
> Dear ESS experts,
> I've always been using emacs as an editor and recently I started to work
> with R, therefore I would be very happy to be able to use the functionality
> of ESS.
> I don't have my own linux computer but I use machines on a farm, so I don't
> have access to the installation of emacs or R.
> The linux distribution installed is:
> Distributor ID: RedHatEnterpriseServer
> Description:    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.11 (Tikanga)
> Release:        5.11
> Codename:       Tikanga
> I tried to install ESS in my home and to compile it, but I get this errors:
> :/home/giovannp/ess/ess-16.10$
> |=> ls
> COPYING    Makeconf  README.md    VERSION  ess-autoloads.el  install-sh
> rsn.txt
> ChangeLog  Makefile  RPM.spec     debian   etc               lisp
> test
> LDA        OONEWS    RPM.spec.in  doc      fontlock-test     mkinstalldirs
> :/home/giovannp/ess/ess-16.10$
> |=> make
> cd etc; make all
> make[1]: Entering directory `/home/giovannp/ess/ess-16.10/etc'
> make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/giovannp/ess/ess-16.10/etc'
> cd lisp; make all
> make[1]: Entering directory `/home/giovannp/ess/ess-16.10/lisp'
> emacs -batch -no-site-file -no-init-file -l ./ess-comp.el -f batch-byte-
> compile ess-custom.el
> loading 'ess-compat ..
> loading 'ess-custom ..
> Symbol's function definition is void: defvaralias
> make[1]: *** [ess-custom.elc] Error 255
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/giovannp/ess/ess-16.10/lisp'
> make: *** [all] Error 2
> The functionality I mostly need is the text highlighting, is there
> somethink I can do?
> Thanks
> Paola.
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