Re: [Rd] Changed behaviour of 'R CMD INSTALL'

From: Simon Urbanek <simon.urbanek_at_r-project.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 08:53:27 -0500

try --no-multiarch

On Jan 11, 2012, at 8:16 AM, Berwin A Turlach wrote:

> G'day all,
>
> I found the following snippet in the NEWS file for R 2.14.1:
>
> R CMD INSTALL will now do a test load for all sub-architectures
> for which code was compiled (rather than just the primary
> sub-architecture).
>
> This seems to have the following (unintended?) consequence:
>
> Most of my machines are running some version of 64-bit Ubuntu and I do
> not necessarily have all 32-bit libraries installed on these. In
> particular, the 32-bit TCL/Tk libraries are frequently missing. Thus,
> on such a machine the 32-bit sub-architecture of R does not have the
> capability to use TCL/tk and the tcltk package is only installed for the
> primary sub-architecture (64-bit).
>
> Until now, I could always install the Rcmdr package on these machine.
> However, this is no longer possible in 2.14.1. Now attempts to install
> Rcmdr on such a machine ends with:
>
> ** testing if installed package can be loaded
> *** arch - 32
> Error : package 'tcltk' is not installed for 'arch=32'
> Error: loading failed
> Execution halted
> *** arch - 64
> ERROR: loading failed for '32'
> * removing '/home/opt/R/R-2.14.1/lib64/R/library/Rcmdr'
>
> Is there a way of installing Rcmdr only for the 64-bit primary
> sub-architecture? Or do I really have to install the 32-bit versions
> of the TCL/Tk libraries and then reinstall R from scratch?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Berwin
>
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