[Rd] configure statement for R-devel with updated zlib in user account
pauljohn32 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 18:13:47 CET 2016
I'm aware R-devel no longer includes zlib. This works find on
up-to-date Linux systems.
On the older Centos 6 cluster at KU, they have zlib tool old for
R-devel. The R-devel configure fails thus:
checking if zlib version >= 1.2.5... no
checking whether zlib support suffices... configure: error: zlib
library and headers are required
In other software, I've seen this kind of thing, so I installed zlib
1.2.8 into $HOME/packages and I can verify that the right pieces are
Now I need you to tell me how to tell R to use that. Guesses so far:
$ export PATH=$HOME/packages/bin:$PATH
$ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME/packages/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
What R's configure statement needs to find zlib in my user account?
In R-devel, the ./configure --help doesn't give me a simple-enough
explanation of what I'm supposed to do. I thought I had a solution by
but still rejection, new zlib not found.
Paul E. Johnson
Professor, Political Science Director
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504 Center for Research Methods
University of Kansas University of Kansas
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