[Rd] problems with R-2.01 build with Mandrake 10.1

From: Halldor Björnsson <halldor_at_vedur.is>
Date: Mon 29 Nov 2004 - 21:54:18 EST

I recently installed Mandrake 10.1 on my laptop, downloaded the latest version of R, compiled it and ran it.

To my surprise I discovered that the X11() command returned an error to the effect that X was not available. Examining R config.log I noticed that there were several complaints about X and tcl in there. Basic include files, such as X11/X.h were not found.

I have previously compiled R-2.0.1 on a RedHat8 station and that one ran without any problems.

Does anyone know if there is an issue pertaining to X windows system that might make harder to compile R on mandrake than on redhat. Are there any specific rpms that need to be included before I can compile R so it includes X

I understand that Mandrake 10.1 uses Xorg instead of XFree86, but am under the impression that these are compatible.


Halldor Bjornsson   (halldor@vedur.is)
Vedurstofa Islands (Icelandic Met. Office)
Bustadavegur 9, IS-150, Reykjavik, Iceland

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