[Bioc-devel] graph package dependency on libiconv or libintl

Dan Tenenbaum dtenenbaum at systemsbiology.org
Fri May 2 01:34:38 CEST 2008


I have seen this topic mentioned before, but I have a bit to add--

I installed the gaggle package from the new bioconductor (using R 2.7). 
It depends on (among other things) the graph package.

When I tried:

...after installing the gaggle package, I got an error about how my 
libiconv library was out of date. This was on a mac, so I just 
downloaded the latest libiconv using macports, make a symbolic link to 
where R was looking for it, and all was well.

However, on another mac, it complained not about libiconv but libintl. I 
can't seem to find a place to download the libintl library.

I installed the package on Windows and it was just fine--no complaints 
about missing libraries.

So what I'd like to know is:
1) Where can I find this libintl package
2) Are these packages really necessary? It would be so much easier to 
tell my users to just "biocLite();biocLite('gaggle')" than have them go 
through all the steps necessary to build these libraries. Especially 
when it does not seem necessary on windows.
3) Could this have to do with the email that just was sent out about how 
binary packages are not yet available for Tiger (both of the Macs I 
tried to install on are running Tiger)? Might I have better luck if I 
wait for the tiger binaries?

Dan - maintainer of gaggle package

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