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.
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> Sent: February-14-17 4:44 AM
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> 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:
> |=> ls
> COPYING Makeconf README.md VERSION ess-autoloads.el install-sh
> ChangeLog Makefile RPM.spec debian etc lisp
> LDA OONEWS RPM.spec.in doc fontlock-test mkinstalldirs
> |=> make
> cd etc; make all
> make: Entering directory `/home/giovannp/ess/ess-16.10/etc'
> make: Nothing to be done for `all'.
> make: Leaving directory `/home/giovannp/ess/ess-16.10/etc'
> cd lisp; make all
> make: 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: *** [ess-custom.elc] Error 255
> make: 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?
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