Re: [R] R Compilation error on Ubuntu

From: Rod <villegas.ro_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2007 18:50:50 +0100

On Dec 25, 2007 10:35 AM, Satoshi Takahama <brown_emu_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi Taka,
>
> I was just trying to do this yesterday and ran into the same problem (compiling R 2.6.1 on Gutsy Gibbon). Apparently this happens on Debian/Ubuntu distributions because the developer install is separate from the user install.
>
> Basically, to address the configure error:
>
> "--with-readline=yes (default) and headers/libs are not available"
>
> you need the development version of readline:
> sudo apt-get install libreadline5-dev
> (see http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-admin.html)
>
> Later, I ran into another configure error:
> "--with-x=yes (default) and X11 headers/libs are not available"
> so I installed xorg-dev:
> sudo apt-get install xorg-dev
> (see http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/e2/help/06/11/5193.html)
>
> At the end, I also got a configure WARNING:
> "you cannot build info or HTML versions of the R manuals "
> so then I installed texinfo:
> sudo apt-get install texinfo
> (see http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/e2/help/07/04/15498.html)
>
> Hope this helps,
>
> ST
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Takatsugu Kobayashi <tkobayas_at_indiana.edu>
> To: r-help_at_stat.math.ethz.ch
> Sent: Monday, December 24, 2007 10:52:11 AM
> Subject: Re: [R] R Compilation error on Ubuntu
>
>
> Hi
>
> I bought a new laptop HP dv9500 just a week ago and installed a Ubuntu
> gutsy ribbon on this laptop. I wanted to install Fedora but there are
> more threads on Ubuntu, so I decided to install Ubuntu. After hours of
> struggle in configuring x server/graphic card stuff, I installed R for
> Gutsy ribbon using "sudo apt-get install g77 r-core'.
>
> Now when I tried to install 'sp' package I got this error message:
>
> Warning in install.packages("sp") : argument 'lib' is missing: using
> '/usr/local/lib/R/site-library'
> --- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
> Loading Tcl/Tk interface ... done
> trying URL '
http://cran.mtu.edu/src/contrib/sp_0.9-17.tar.gz'
> Content type 'application/x-gzip' length 359194 bytes
> opened URL
> ==================================================
> downloaded 350Kb
>
> * Installing *source* package 'sp' ...
> ** libs
> gcc-4.2 -std=gnu99 -I/usr/share/R/include -I/usr/share/R/include
> -fpic -g -O2 -c gcdist.c -o gcdist.o
> /bin/bash: gcc-4.2: command not found
> make: *** [gcdist.o] Error 127
> ERROR: compilation failed for package 'sp'
> ** Removing '/usr/local/lib/R/site-library/sp'
>
> The downloaded packages are in
> /tmp/RtmpfOk3H7/downloaded_packages
> Warning message:
> installation of package 'sp' had non-zero exit status in:
> install.packages("sp")
>
> Then, I removed this gutsy ribbon version of R and attempted to install
> fresh R-2.6.1.tar.gz. When I tried to build it, I got this error
> message:
>
> configure: error: --with-readline=yes (default) and headers/libs are
> not
> available
>
> I installed xserver-xorg-dev ok.
>
> I am using Fedora 6 on my desktop and have never seen these above error
> messages. Should I install a Fedora and R on it? Or should I just
> create
> a link using 'ln -s'?
>
> I appreciate your help.
>
> [[replacing trailing spam]]
>
> taka
>
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I tried google and I find
http://help.nceas.ucsb.edu/index.php/Installing_R_on_Ubuntu Perhaps it's more easy to install this manner.

Happy Xmas,

Rod.



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