Re: [R] installing mgcv (Knoppix/Debian unstable)

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From: Ben Bolker (bolker@zoo.ufl.edu)
Date: Wed 12 May 2004 - 02:28:57 EST


Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0405111226380.26571-100000@bolker.zoo.ufl.edu>


  Didn't know it was there (and it didn't occur to me to look ...).

  I have installed a few other of the Debianized packages, but I'm fairly
new to Debian and don't know offhand how to get a list of which packages
exist in Debian form and what their names are (or how to say "install all
R packages")

  cheers,
    Ben

On Tue, 11 May 2004, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:

>
> Hi Ben,
>
> On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 11:57:40AM -0400, Ben Bolker wrote:
> >
> > Just in case anyone cares or is hitting the same problem:
>
> Any reason you choose to not install install the evailable package?
>
> edd@chibud:~> apt-cache policy r-cran-mgcv
> r-cran-mgcv:
> Installed: 0.9.6-3
> Candidate: 0.9.6-3
> Version Table:
> 1.0.4-1 0
> -1 http://basebud unstable/main Packages
> *** 0.9.6-3 0
> 500 http://basebud testing/main Packages
> 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
> edd@chibud:~>
>
> > to install current mgcv (1.0-5) on 1.9.0 on Knoppix/Debian unstable I had
> > to:
> >
> > # cd /usr/lib
> > # ln -s /usr/lib/atlas/libblas.so.3 libblas-3.so
> > # ln -s /usr/lib/atlas/liblapack.so.3 liblapack-3.so
> >
> > Otherwise compilation couldn't find -lblas-3 or -llapack-3
>
> The R package may need a recompilation if something changed w.r.t. to the
> libraries, though Camm is typically careful not to require this. I need to
> check this, unfortunately my main build machine is currently sick.
>
> > (I could have gotten away with the links in /usr/lib/atlas instead of
> > /usr/lib, as /usr/lib/atlas was listed in /etc/ld.so.conf)
>
> You should never need a fudge like this on Debian system. Something else is
> not right, and we need to fix that.
>
> Dirk
>
>

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