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

From: Marianne Promberger <>
Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 19:28:08 +0100

On 05/25/08 12:12, 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
> Please help me and consider me a newbie in linux

Is there a reason why you want to install from source?

sudo aptitude install r-base

should work, AFAIK, or, if you prefer the GUI, look for R in synaptic.

You may have to add an extra repository first; I had to:

I'm currently using 7.10 so not 100 percent sure if this works in 8.04.


Marianne Promberger
Graduate student in Psychology

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