Re: [R] Assistance in installing R

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 19:26:33 +0100 (BST)

On Tue, 27 May 2008, Stan Horwitz wrote:

> On May 27, 2008, at 12:45 PM, ctu wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I don't have any problem to install the R 2.7.0 in XP and windows Vista.
>> I download R 2.7.0 from
>> You could try it again.
>> If you still have a problem to install it. You might want to consult
>> with your department PC administrator who has the password to unblock
>> the restrictions of PC. Hopefully, this helps.
> I should have provided more details. The server is a 64-bit AMD box running
> Suse 9 Linux. I am the system administrator. I am trying to install the
> source code, but when I do the ./configure step, I get the following error as
> follows:
> configure: error: --with-readline=yes (default) and headers/libs are not
> available
> If anyone knows how to fix this issue, please let me know.

As the INSTALL file says

   The main source of information on installation is the `R Installation    and Administration Manual', an HTML copy of which is available as file    `doc/html/R-admin.html'. Please read that before installing R. But    if you are impatient, read on but please refer to the manual to    resolve any problems. (If you obtained R using Subversion, the manual    is at doc/manual/R-admin.texi.)

This issue is covered in that manual.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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