Re: [R] Installation error for RCurl in Redhat enterrpise 5

From: Momin, Amin A <aminmomin_at_gatech.edu>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 17:37:07 -0400 (EDT)


Thankyou the curl-devel installation helped solve the error with RCurl and GEOquery.  

On Thu, 24 Jul 2008, Momin, Amin A wrote:

> I am getting the following error while trying to install the RCurl
> library. I have checked that the curl and the libcurl.so.3 is already
> installed in the /usr/bin

You are almost surely missing the curl-devel RPM. On most Linux distros third-party packages are split up into parts needed to use the library and parts needed to compile against the library, and you need both.

I hope libcurl.so.3 is actually in /usr/lib. One of the components that will be in curl-devel is libcurl.so that you need to compile against libcurl.

>
>> install.packages("RCurl")
> --- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
> Loading Tcl/Tk interface ... done
> trying URL 'http://cran.hostingzero.net/src/contrib/RCurl_0.9-3.tar.gz'
> Content type 'application/x-gzip' length 150822 bytes (147 Kb)
> opened URL
> ==================================================
> downloaded 147 Kb
>
> * Installing *source* package 'RCurl' ...
> checking for curl-config... no
> Cannot find curl-config
> ERROR: configuration failed for package 'RCurl'
> ** Removing '/usr/lib/R/library/RCurl'
>
> The downloaded packages are in
> /tmp/RtmprTpHXJ/downloaded_packages
> Updating HTML index of packages in '.Library'
> Warning message:
> In install.packages("RCurl") :
> installation of package 'RCurl' had non-zero exit status
>>
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> It would be great if some one has suggesstion about solving this problem
>
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> Thanks,
> Amin
>
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