Re: [R] Tcltk package

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Wed 02 Aug 2006 - 01:50:17 EST

John McHenry <john_d_mchenry@yahoo.com> writes:

> Hi WizaRds,
>
> I ran into trouble trying to install the "debug" package, which requires TCL/TK support. It seems like the tcltk package is not installed on my system.
> From: http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/help/05/07/7993.html it seems that the tcltk is bundled with the base R distribution.
>
> I'm running R under linux:
>
> > version
> _
> platform i686-pc-linux-gnu
> arch i686
> os linux-gnu
> system i686, linux-gnu
> status
> major 2
> minor 3.1
> year 2006
> month 06
> day 01
> svn rev 38247
> language R
> version.string Version 2.3.1 (2006-06-01)
>
>
> tcl8.4 and tk8.4 are both installed.
>
> The messages I get when I try to install the debug package are:
>
> > install.packages("debug")
> trying URL 'http://cran.us.r-project.org/src/contrib/debug_1.1.0.tar.gz'
> Content type 'application/x-tar' length 26492 bytes
> opened URL
> ==================================================
> downloaded 25Kb
>
> * Installing *source* package 'debug' ...
> ** R
> ** inst
> ** save image
> Loading required package: mvbutils
> MVBUTILS: no "tasks" vector found in ROOT
> Loading required package: tcltk
> Error in firstlib(which.lib.loc, package) :
> Tcl/Tk support is not available on this system
> Error: package 'tcltk' could not be loaded
> Execution halted
> ERROR: execution of package source for 'debug' failed
> ** Removing '/usr/local/lib/R/library/debug'
>
> The downloaded packages are in
> /tmp/RtmpEocXcC/downloaded_packages
> Warning message:
> installation of package 'debug' had non-zero exit status in: install.packages("debug")
>
> Where am I going wrong?

Did you build R yourself, and can you do library(tcltk) on R's command line? You may well be missing the -devel packages for tcl and tk.

And, BTW, which Linux distribution is this? "i686-pc-linux-gnu" is not sufficient.

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