[BioC] install biomaRt failed - configuration failed for XML and RCurl

Seth Falcon sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Wed Sep 13 05:07:51 CEST 2006

"zhihua li" <lzhtom at hotmail.com> writes:

> Hi, netters,
> recently i've been trying to install biomaRt. I'm using Suse and have
> R 2.3.0 installed.
>> source("http://www.bioconductor.org/biocLite.R")
>> biocLite("biomaRt")
> Then I was told XML and RCurl are dependencies. And the program
> proceeded to download XML,RCurl and biomaRt, followed by installing
> them one by one.  but when XML was being installed, an error message
> came up:
> checking for xml2-config... no
> Cannot find xml2-config
> ERROR: configuration failed for package 'XML'
> The same for RCurl. And then, not surprisingly, installation of
> biomaRt failed too.
> I don't know what happened. It seems that XML and RCurl has been
> downloaded, and all the other checkings were ok, except for the
> configuration files.   Could anyone tell me how to solve the
> problem?

XML and RCurl both depend on system libraries which are missing on
your system.

Try installing libxml and libcurl.  You should be able to find rpms
for this.  You want the rpm packages that have the development

+ seth

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