[Rd] Startup problem in 2.0.1 with install to /opt/R (PR#7437)

Stephen.Harker at spme.monash.edu.au Stephen.Harker at spme.monash.edu.au
Tue Dec 21 04:02:18 CET 2004

Full_Name: Stephen Harker
Version: 2.0.1
OS: Linux ppc YDL 3.01
Submission from: (NULL) (

I have made R 2.0.1 using YellowDog Linux 3.0.1 (kernel 2.6.7) on a 
powerpc machine.  This is to replace R 1.9.1. It makes without an error.
However, when I do `make check' towards the end I obtain the 

make[3]: Entering directory `/home/sjh/GS/R-2.0.1/tests'
running code in 'internet.R' ...make[3]: *** [internet.Rout] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/sjh/GS/R-2.0.1/tests'
make[2]: [test-Internet] Error 2 (ignored)
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/sjh/GS/R-2.0.1/tests'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/sjh/GS/R-2.0.1/tests'

Beyond that  I found that running R from the build directory works okay.
T he configure script was set to install to /opt/R (using `configure
--prefix=/opt/R').  After `make install' when I try running version
2.0.1 I get :

Error in gzfile(file, "rb") : unable to open connection
In addition: Warning message: 
cannot open compressed file `/opt/R/lib/R/library/base/R/base.rdx' 
Error: couldn't find function "attach"

R : Copyright 2004, The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
Version 2.0.1  (2004-11-15), ISBN 3-900051-07-0

None of the base commands are understood.
This suggests that a path somewhere is not being set correctly.

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