Re: [R] unable to install rjags on 64-bit Debian Linux (etch)

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Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2008 11:49:08 +0100

Hi Roger,

Try this:


The original sin here is that R is installed in the wrong place. By default, R is installed into /usr/local/lib64 on 64-bit Linux. But this is a non-standard location on Debian: it should go in /usr/local/lib. (The Debian binary packages for R put everything in the right place).

I know the rjags configuration needs a bit of work, but a fully functional version will have to wait until version 2 of the JAGS library.

I hope this helps. If it does not, then write to me off-list.


Quoting Roger Levy <>:

> While I have been able to install rjags on my Windows computer, oddly I
> have been unable to install rjags successfully on my 64-bit Linux
> compute server (etch, Linux kernel 2.6.18). I am required to specify
> the JAGS module directory upon installation; when doing this within R, I
> get:
> which works fine, but then trying to load rjags gives an error:
> > library(rjags)
> \Error in dyn.load(file, DLLpath = DLLpath, ...) :
> unable to load shared library
> '/usr/local/lib64/R/library/rjags/libs/':
> cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
> Error : .onLoad failed in 'loadNamespace' for 'rjags'
> Error: package/namespace load failed for 'rjags'
> I'm not sure how to read this error. Does anyone have any suggestions?
> Many thanks,
> Roger

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