Re: [R] Running rpy produces the error message undefined symbol: KillAllDevices

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 00:32:31 +0100

Bob and Deb wrote:
> Hello All,
>
> I've been using R for a while and decided to test R from the svn trunk. I
> know that trunk is not stable, but I wanted to see if I can install and run
> the latest rpy on my Ubuntu 7.10 box. It installed ok, but I got the
> runtime error message:
>
> $ python
> Python 2.5.1 (r251:54863, Mar 7 2008, 04:10:12)
> [GCC 4.1.3 20070929 (prerelease) (Ubuntu 4.1.2-16ubuntu2)] on linux2
> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>
>>>> import rpy
>>>>
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
> File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/rpy.py", line 134, in <module>
> """ % RVERSION)
> RuntimeError: /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/_rpy2070.so: undefined
> symbol: KillAllDevices
>
> RPy module can not be imported. Please check if your rpy
> installation supports R 2.7.0. If you have multiple R versions
> installed, you may need to set RHOME before importing rpy. For
> example:
>
> >>> from rpy_options import set_options
> >>> set_options(RHOME='c:/progra~1/r/rw2011/')
> >>> from rpy import *
>
>
I think this is self-inflicted. You are expecting Rpy to support R version 2.7.0 before it is released.

I'm not familiar with Rpy, but at the very least I'd expect that you need to reinstall the package with R 2.7.0 to obtain _rpy2070.so.

(What is a Windows path to the install directory of a long obsolete R version doing output on Ubuntu, BTW?)
> Btw, RHOME on my computer is located at /usr/local/lib/R and I have compiled
> R shared library directory in my ld.so.conf.
>
> Bob
>
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