RESOLVED: [R] R GUI for Linux?

From: White, Charles E WRAIR-Wash DC <>
Date: Wed 01 Jun 2005 - 12:08:50 EST

  1. As long as the developer version of tcltk is installed, I now have no problem compiling R with tcltk support on Fedora Core 3. After extracting the gunzipped directory, I switch to the new directory and execute the following two commands: ./configure ----enable-R-shlib make
  2. After compiling JGR as specified on their web site, the JGR program is initialized with the 'run' file. That's one of the first things said in the instructions but I forgot by the time I got things compiled.

Thanks for your help.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gavin Simpson [] Sent: Tue 5/31/2005 8:57 AM
To: White, Charles E WRAIR-Wash DC
Subject: Re: [R] R GUI for Linux?  

White, Charles E WRAIR-Wash DC wrote:
> Thanks for the tip. I thought that 'Base' files were installed already
> but I know better now. Unfortunately, I'm still not up and running yet.
> Since I don't have access to the subject machine at the moment, I'll be
> even more vague than usual.

Base refers to the repository in which the packages reside. Unless you did a Full/Complete installation of FC3 from the CD's/DVD then you will *not* have all of Base installed.

> I installed the development versions of tcltk and specified the
> locations for the *.sh files, the *.h files, and both of the individual
> directories in /usr/lib. Based on my reading of one of the *.sh files,
> it looks like I can specify multiple directories for a configuration
> variable by putting them in quotes and leaving a space in between like
> 'path1 path2'. My reward was that ./configure didn't complain about
> searching for any tcltk files and I got the clear message that R
> couldn't compile/link to tcltk. Hmph. <grin>
> Next steps when I get home tonight:
> (a) Replace library locations in /usr/lib with those in /usr/share
> (b) Include all four library locations
> (c) Wait until Fedora Core 4 comes out in a couple of weeks, wipe my
> drive, and start all over again.
> Any other suggestions? Thanks again.
> Chuck

How are you specifying the locations of the *.sh and *.h files?

I've done very little to my FC boxes and as long as tcl tk, tcl-devel and tk-devel packages are installed, ./configure picks up the locations just fine. You shouldn't have to do anything. Perhaps undo you what did after installing the tcl/tk and devel packages and try it again as this most definitely works for me (almost) out of the box.

If that doesn't work, wait till you get back to your 'subject' machine and post back exactly what messages you are receiving that indicate R couldn't compile/link to tcl/tk


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