Re: [R] rgl build warnings and loading error on Linux

From: Paul Smith <>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 11:45:31 +0000

On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 7:38 PM, Liviu Andronic <> wrote:
> I have several problems in using rgl-0.77 (and recent earlier
> versions) on Gentoo Linux with a custom-built v. 2.6.22 kernel.
> Currently I use R-2.6.1.
> When I build rgl,
> # R CMD INSTALL "/home/liviu/inst/dwn/R/rgl_0.77.tar.gz"
> or
> install.packages("rgl", dependencies=TRUE, method ="wget"),
> I notice the following warning messages:
> i686-pc-linux-gnu-g++ -I/usr/lib/R/include -I/usr/lib/R/include
> -I/usr/local/include -fpic -O2 -march=pentium-m -pipe

> -fomit-frame-pointer -std=gnu99 -c api.cpp -o api.o
> cc1plus: warning: command line option "-std=gnu99" is valid for C/ObjC
> but not for C++
> The warning message itself is repeated during the entire build
> process. However, the package builds fine, but fails to load:
> > library(rgl)
> Error in dyn.load(file, ...) :
> unable to load shared library '/usr/lib/R/library/rgl/libs/':
> /usr/lib/R/library/rgl/libs/ undefined symbol: glTexCoordPointer
> Error : .onLoad failed in 'loadNamespace' for 'rgl'
> Error: package/namespace load failed for 'rgl'
> I had the exact same error message with rgl_0.76.
> Could anyone suggest how to make rgl build correctly?

What is your Linux distribution?

Paul mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Mon 17 Mar 2008 - 11:48:33 GMT

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