Re: [R] compiling & installing R devel version on Debian

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Thu 14 Apr 2005 - 20:07:00 EST

On Thu, 14 Apr 2005, Stefano Calza wrote:

> Hi all.
> I'm compiling the devel version of R on Debian GNU/Linux, and installing
> it into /usr/local tree (instead of default /usr). So:

The default *is* --prefix=/usr/local (no trailing space). Are you sure you are not getting R confused with some other version, e.g. by having R_LIBS set to point to your other installation?

> ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/
> make
> make install
> Everything works fine, but when I start R I get the following error
> messages (traslated from italian, sorry):

If it passes `make check' then the build is fine, you are just not using it. Please do try make check before installation.

> Error in dyn.load(x,as.logical(local),as.logical(now)):
> impossible to load the shared library '/usr/lib/R/library/stats/libs/':
> open shared object file: No such file or directory

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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