Rcpp installation fails on Cygwin: Rcpp::Timer not supported by your OS.

Yaakov (Cygwin/X) yselkowitz@users.sourceforge.net
Wed Jul 31 19:20:00 GMT 2013

On 2013-07-31 12:37, Enrico Ferrero wrote:
> When trying to install your Rcpp R package from CRAN on Cygwin,
> compilation aborts with the following error:
> Timer.cpp:35:6: error: #error "Rcpp::Timer not supported by your OS."

Such an error means that the code needs to be patched to select (or add) 
a code block specific to that platform.  A patch for Cygwin can be found 
in Ports git:


Specifically for Cygwin, based on my limited understanding of Rcpp, it 
would appear that libRcpp.dll (the library, not the Rcpp.dll module) 
should be moved to $PATH, and a symlink .dll.a put in its place, for the 
benefit of other modules which would use this library.  The cygport(5) 
found in the aforementioned repo handles that for you.


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