Re: [R] Probelms installing package RMySQL (Dominic Senn)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Sun 23 Oct 2005 - 20:36:30 EST

On Sun, 23 Oct 2005, Dominic Senn wrote:

> Hi
> I have R 2.2.0 and SUSE 10.0 installed. When I try to install the package
> RMySQL I get the error that the library "libz" could not be found. This is
> strange because I find the library "" in the directory "/usr/lib/".
> Can anybody help? Thanks a lot in advance, Dominic

We may be able to help if you tell us at what stage in the install process this happens and quote the exact message.

Note that you will need and not just, so it is likely you have a development RPM missing. On FC3

gannet% rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/lib/ zlib-devel-
gannet% rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/lib/ zlib-

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