Re: [R] need help for building R in Ubuntu 8.04

From: Roland Rau <>
Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 14:20:04 -0400


Nitesh Agrawal wrote:
> Hi everyone
> I have been trying to build R in ubuntu 8.04 from its source code but am
> getting the following error.
> configure: error: --with-x=yes (default) and X11 headers/libs are not
> available

I am currently sitting in front of a Windows machine but I built R on my   laptop at home running Ubuntu 8.04. So hopefully, I don't make a mistake. What I guess you have to do, is to install the


You could do this by:
sudo apt-get install xorg-dev
in a terminal window.

And then you can start again with ./configure and so on.

Does this help?
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