Re: [R] rShowMessage "Fatal error: unable to open the base package

From: Olga <>
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 16:29:18 +0000

ying zhang <ying.zhang <at>> writes:

> Hi All,
> As you may know I am trying connect R with java by RJava, now I run the
> examples, I got this error
> rShowMessage "Fatal error: unable to open the base package
> I am using 64bits windows 7 and eclipse. Any suggestions?
> Many thanks
> Ying
> [[alternative HTML version deleted]]

Hello, Ying!

Have you solved your problem? I am trying connect R with C++ and I have the same error. I guess that this problem occurs during unsuccessful attempt to open file "base" in ...\R-2.12.2\src\main\startup.c.

FILE *R_OpenLibraryFile(const char *file) {

    char buf[259];
    FILE *fp;

    snprintf(buf, 259, "%s/library/base/R/%s", "C:/Rcpp_and_RInside/R/R-2.12.2", file);

    fp = R_fopen(buf, "r");
    return fp;

Obviously, it returns NULL).

I don't know, how it can be corrected.

May be, you know?

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