[R] Cannot update some packages after upgrade to 2.1.1

From: Kevin E. Thorpe <kevin.thorpe_at_utoronto.ca>
Date: Sat 16 Jul 2005 - 04:06:21 EST

I just upgraded to version 2.1.1 (from 2.0.1) today.

> R.version

platform i686-pc-linux-gnu

arch     i686
os       linux-gnu

system i686, linux-gnu
major 2
minor 1.1
year 2005
month 06
day 20
language R

I am using SuSE 9.2 and did the upgrade using rpm -U with the RPM available on CRAN. After upgrading r-base, I ran update.packages(). Four previously installed packages failed to update:

	Matrix (0.95-5 to 0.97-4)
	gam (0.93 to 0.94)
	lme4 (0.95-3 to 0.96-1)
	mgcv (1.3-1 to 1.3-4)

In the case of Matrix, gam and mgcv I get the message:

        [long path]/ld: cannot find -lf77blas

In the case of lme4 the messages are:

I have searched the SuSE repository for any package that provides f77blas but came up empty.

I also could not identify any relevant messages in the mailing list archives.

Is R looking for that library because it was present on the machine the RPM was built on? Would building R myself solve the missing library problem or did I do something wrong?

Kevin E. Thorpe
Biostatistician/Trialist, Knowledge Translation Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
email: kevin.thorpe@utoronto.ca  Tel: 416.946.8081  Fax: 416.971.2462

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