Re: [R] Installation difficulty with "rimage"

From: John Kornak <>
Date: Tue 12 Sep 2006 - 02:01:33 GMT

Thanks to Professor Ripley and Sarah Goslee for their helpful responses which have progressed my installation of rimage a little further. Installing fftw2 instead of fftw3 of course solves the problem and I apologize for initially missing that requirement in the rimage documentation.

My install has now unfortunately stalled at the next stage and once again I would appreciate any advice as to how to solve the problem:

checking jpeglib.h usability... no
checking jpeglib.h presence... no
checking for jpeglib.h... no
configure: error: Sorry, can't find jpeglib header ERROR: configuration failed for package 'rimage'

I believe that I have successfully installed libjpeg from the web site as specified in the documentation.

I have also checked for the existence of the jpeglib.h file which is sitting in /usr/local/bin/jpeg-6b

I noticed an old posting on this issue, but the solution was to make sure that the jpeglib.h existed, which it does.

I am now running FFTW version 2.1.5, fedora core 3 and R version 2.3.1

Thanks again


Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> On Mon, 11 Sep 2006, John Kornak wrote:

>> Dear R people,
>> I am trying to install rimage using install.packages("rimage") but am
>> receiving the following errors despite having FFTW installed. I would
>> appreciate any help to get this fixed.
>> checking fftw.h usability... no
>> checking fftw.h presence... no
>> checking for fftw.h... no
>> configure: error: Sorry, can't find fftw header
>> ERROR: configuration failed for package 'rimage'
>> I am using FFTW version 3.1, fedora core 3 and R version 2.3.1
>> I noticed an old posting on the subject but the solution was to install
>> FFTW which I already did but the error still persists.
> You need fftw2, not fftw3 (as the DESCRIPTION file says).
> That posting was spot on.

John Kornak,PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Radiology, and Epidemiology & Biostatistics
University of California, San Francisco
Box 0946
San Francisco, CA 94143
Tel: (415) 353-4740
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