Re: [R] failed installing rgl

From: James Foadi <>
Date: Fri 21 Jul 2006 - 20:00:20 EST

>Subject: Re: [R] failed installing rgl
>Date: Friday 21 July 2006 10:08
>From: Prof Brian D Ripley <>
>To: James Foadi <>

>On FC5:

>roc% rpm -q --file /usr/include/GL/glu.h

>Do check what the R-admin manual says about -devel RPMs.

I have followed Brian Ripley advice to read the R-admin manual. In Appendix A it is reported:

"Remember that some package management systems (such as RPM and deb) make a distinction between the user version of a package and the development version. The latter usually has the same name but with the extension `-devel' or `-dev': you need both versions installed."

In fact file "glu.h" was not installed because only the user version of GLU was installed on my system. Thus, I have downloaded the development version of GLU (mesa-libGLU-devel-6.4.2-6.FC5.3.i386.rpm) and installed it. After that the package rgl has installed fine.

Thank you, Brian.


Dr James Foadi
Department of Physics
University of York
York YO10 5DD

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