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

From: Stefano Calza <>
Date: Thu 14 Apr 2005 - 20:29:48 EST

Thanks to Prof. Ripley I solved it.

Actually it was my (stupid) fault. In .Renviron I actually set R_LIBS

Thanks again


On Thu, Apr 14, 2005 at 11:07:00AM +0100, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
<Prof>On Thu, 14 Apr 2005, Stefano Calza wrote:
<Prof>>Hi all.
<Prof>>I'm compiling the devel version of R on Debian GNU/Linux, and installing
<Prof>>it into /usr/local tree (instead of default /usr). So:
<Prof>The default *is* --prefix=/usr/local (no trailing space). Are you sure you
<Prof>are not getting R confused with some other version, e.g. by having R_LIBS
<Prof>set to point to your other installation?
<Prof>>./configure --prefix=/usr/local/
<Prof>>make install
<Prof>>Everything works fine, but when I start R I get the following error
<Prof>>messages (traslated from italian, sorry):
<Prof>If it passes `make check' then the build is fine, you are just not using it.
<Prof>Please do try make check before installation.
<Prof>>Error in dyn.load(x,as.logical(local),as.logical(now)):
<Prof>> impossible to load the shared library
<Prof>> '/usr/lib/R/library/stats/libs/':
<Prof>> open shared object file: No such file or directory
<Prof>Brian D. Ripley,
<Prof>Professor of Applied Statistics,
<Prof>University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
<Prof>1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
<Prof>Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595

Stefano Calza, PhD
Sezione di Statistica Medica e Biometria
Dip. di Scienze Biomediche e Biotecnologie
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Brescia - Italia
Viale Europa, 11 25123 Brescia
Telefono/Phone: +390303717532
Fax: +390303717488

Section of Medical Statistics and Biometry
Dept. Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology
University of Brescia - Italy

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