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

zhihua li lzhtom at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 20 04:08:27 CEST 2006

thanks netters.

my system is x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, SUSE LINUX 10.0.

i tried yast2 but couldn't find corresponding library files for libxml2 and 
librcurl.  does anyone know about some source containing these packages?

thank you very much! 

>From: Diego Diez <diez at kuicr.kyoto-u.ac.jp>
>To: zhihua li <lzhtom at hotmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [BioC] install biomaRt failed - configuration failed for XML 
and RCurl
>Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 11:56:22 +0900
>Hi Zhihua,
>On Sep 13, 2006, at 10:41 AM, zhihua li wrote:
>>Hi, netters,
>>recently i've been trying to install biomaRt. I'm using Suse and  
>>have R 2.3.0 installed.
>>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 
>>Thank you very much!
>You need to give some more information about your system, try the  
>output of sessionInfo(). Anyway, it seems that the building script  
>cannot find the development libraries for libxml2 which are needed  
>for building the XML package. You may need to install it if it is 

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