mingw/math.h not found while compiling R packages

marco atzeri marco.atzeri@gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 20:28:00 GMT 2013

Il 7/11/2013 6:35 PM, Enrico Ferrero ha scritto:
> Hi Larry,
> Thank you for your reply and advice.
>> If you are using the R from Cygwin Ports, it must be an old package since
>> R is no longer offered there.  I suggest you install the R package from the
>> Cygwin distribution instead and retry.  Since this list supports the Cygwin
>> distribution only, this would put your issue firmly on-topic for this list
>> if you can still reproduce it.  For Cygwin Ports packages, they are
>> supported through the Ports site:
>> <http://sourceware.org/cygwinports/>
>> If you have a package from that site and have questions, problems, or
>> comments, it's best to consult the mailing list there.
>> --
>> Larry
> I got confused in my first email for some reason, but I'm definitely
> using R (version 2.15.1) from the Cygwin distribution, not the ports.
> I just made a clean R installation just to make sure and I still get
> the same error message:
>> In file included from IntervalTree.c:3:0:
>> common.h:59:24: fatal error: mingw/math.h: No such file or directory
>> compilation terminated.
>> /usr/lib/R/etc/Makeconf:121: recipe for target `IntervalTree.o' failed
>> make: *** [IntervalTree.o] Error 1
>> ERROR: compilation failed for package ‘IRanges’
>> * removing ‘/usr/lib/R/site-library/IRanges’
> I've read there are some other problems with MinGW these days, maybe
> this one is related?
> In any case, is there anything I can do to try to solve the issue?
> Bioconductor is vital to me and using R from within Windows is causing
> me a lot of headaches.
> Thanks!
> Best,
> Enrico

Hi Enrico,
could you clarify your issue with the R cygwin package ?
Are you trying to compile some addon ? How ?


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