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

Sean Davis sdavis2 at mail.nih.gov
Fri May 2 01:51:27 CEST 2008

On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 7:34 PM, Dan Tenenbaum
<dtenenbaum at systemsbiology.org> wrote:
> Hello,
>  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:
>  library(gaggle)
>  ...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 libiconv library was out of date.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?

Hi, Dan.  This does have to do with the email that was sent out
earlier.  You have at least two choices.  Install using
biocLite(.....,type='source') or wait for the Tiger binaries.

Hope that clarifies.


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