R does not handle package non-ASCII DESCRIPTION files properly

Marco Atzeri marco.atzeri@gmail.com
Fri May 1 10:44:31 GMT 2020

Am 30.04.2020 um 22:17 schrieb Marco Atzeri:
> Am 30.04.2020 um 17:28 schrieb Markus Hoenicka:
>> Hi,
>> I've contacted the processx package maintainer on a problem reported 
>> here previously (see 
>> https://cygwin.com/pipermail/cygwin/2020-April/244667.html). He 
>> suggested to try the github version but that triggered a different 
>> type of error which does not seem to be package-specific.

the original problem is caused by the lack of $(LIBR)
after $(CLIENT_OBJECTS) in src/Makevars

Cygwin as Windows need the link library after the objects.

$ grep SHLIB_LINK Makevars*
Makevars:       $(SHLIB_LINK) -o client$(SHLIB_EXT) $(CLIENT_OBJECTS) 
Makevars.win:   $(SHLIB_LINK) -o client$(SHLIB_EXT) $(CLIENT_OBJECTS) 

the documentations


suggest the form

         $(SHLIB_LINK) -o $ $(OBJECTS) $(ALL_LIBS)

and this should work as


so try with

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