Compilation of R under Caldera OpenLinux 2.2

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Subject: Compilation of R under Caldera OpenLinux 2.2
From: John Maindonald (
Date: Sun 29 Aug 1999 - 14:44:18 EST

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On Sat, 28 Aug 1999 15:38:25 Thomas Lumley <>

> On Sat, 28 Aug 1999 wrote:
> >
> >
> > I am attempting to compile R-0.64.2 under Caldera OpenLinux 2.2. I have
> > KDE installed but not gnome. When I ran configure, it correctly
> > indicated that gnome is not installed. However when I then ran make, I
> > received errors complaining that the include file X11/X.h and similar
> > are not found.

> However, you do have X11 on your machine if you have KDE, and you
> definitely do want to use X11 in R to get graphics.
> You may not have the X11 header files installed -- they should be
> somewhere under /usr/X11 or /usr/include/X11. If the header files aren't
> installed then you will need to install them. They will be on your
> distribution CD, perhaps in a package called something like x-devel.

The needed files are in
This is also where one finds them under RedHat, except that the
file is XFree86-devel- and one needs the
path that is relevant to the RedHat distribution.

I have yet to check whether installing this package (as well as
g77-2.91.66-5.i386.rpm, which I installed earlier) is enough to
allow make to run to completion.
[The XFree86-devel- on my home CD is corrupt.
Fortunately I have another disk at work, where the file seems

Caldera OpenLinux 2.2 seems, aside from these immediate difficulties,
a product that is relatively novice-friendly. It is a lot more
straightforward than RedHat to install and configure. So it will
be useful to sort out how to set up R under it.

John Maindonald email :
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