Re: [Rd] rgeos on Linux requires GEOS 3.2.3, not 3.3.1

From: Dan Bebber <>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 20:56:35 +0000

Firstly my apologies, apparently this list is not the correct venue for my previous message. I removed GEOS 3.2.3 and rgeos, then installed 3.3.1 and reinstalled rgeos. rgeos now appears to work correctly and the issue is resolved.


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From: [] Sent: Wed 21/12/2011 11:13
To: Dan Bebber
Subject: rgeos on Linux requires GEOS 3.2.3, not 3.3.1  

As Brian Ripley said, this is for R-sig-geo. There are lots of issues with ubuntu and similar binary builds of GEOS. rgeos definitely works with 3.3.1, but 3.2.2 is the minimum required. I would be interested in knowing why your 3.3.1 build did not permit rgeos to install successfully. It would be helpful not to leave misleading information on lists, so if you can confirm that 3.3.1 GEOS installed from source works for you (on list), I'd be grateful.


<quote author='Dan Bebber-2'>
Some notes on installing rgeos in R 2.14.0 on a Linux Mint 11 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) machine
1. rgeos 0.1-15 will not run with GEOS 3.2.0-1, which is the version currently available on Synaptic package manager 2. I installed GEOS 3.3.1 (the latest version) from, but rgeos will not run with this either 3. I then install GEOS 3.2.3, and now rgeos works fine!

It seems therefore that there is a mismatch between the GEOS version that is available on Synaptic, and the rgeos version on Cran (just in case anyone else comes across this issue).

Best wishes,
Dan Bebber mailing list

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