Re: [R] Installation 2.7.1 [requires Perl >= 5.8.0]

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 11:53:11 +0100 (BST)

Perl 5.8.0 is already 6 years ago. It is a requirement of R >= 2.6.0, and documented in the 'R Installation and Administration' manual.

You can't expect Open Source software to support an OS that is more than 6 years' old (especially as you have not told us what it is). You are likely to find other components are also too old.

On Mon, 30 Jun 2008, Romain wrote:

>
> Hi there,
>
> I am currently working in a research institute and I have only a reduced
> account. My aim is to install the New version of R under my own
> directory to prove the advantages of this version to my IT service to
> lead them to install it on the full server.
>
> So I download the last .tar.gz file
>
> I used "gunzip" and "tar -xf" without any problems (hopefully!)
>
> But when I launch the "./configure" I have this error :
> ...
> checking for perl... /usr/bin/perl
> checking whether perl version is at least 5.8.0... Can't locate 5.80 in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/perl5/5.00503/sun4-solaris /usr/perl5/5.00503 /usr/perl5/site_perl/5.005/sun4-solaris /usr/perl5/site_perl/5.005 .) at -e line 1.
> no
> configure: error: Building R requires Perl >= 5.8.0
>
> Does anybody have a solution which could avoid me to install also a new version of Perl if I understood correctly the error message.
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
> Cheers
> Romain
>
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