[Rd] Can't build R 3.6.1 or 3.5.3 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Saren Tasciyan @@ren@t@@c|y@n @end|ng |rom |@t@@c@@t
Sun Nov 24 22:24:15 CET 2019


Yes I am aware of it.

And yes, I have libicu60 installed. Is it the configure script making a 



On 11/22/19 4:12 PM, Jeroen Ooms wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 2:58 PM Saren Tasciyan <saren.tasciyan using ist.ac.at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am trying to build a more recent version (3.6.1 or 3.5.3) of R on
>> Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
> Are you aware you can get up-to-date binaries either from PPA or CRAN:
>    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:marutter/rrutter
>    sudo apt-get install r-base-dev
>> and I ran ./configure
>> During "make", I get the following error:
>> platform.o: In function `do_eSoftVersion':
>> /home/user/Desktop/R-3.6.1/src/main/platform.c:3129: undefined reference
>> to `u_getVersion_58'
> Such linking errors indicate you are not linking against the correct
> library that you compiled against. In this case, there seems to be a
> version conflict because you compiled against version 58 of ICU, but
> Ubuntu Bionic actually has ICU60:
> https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/libicu-dev
> So the question is how do you end up with ICU58 headers? I am guessing
> your either installed a custom libicu in /usr/local/, or you upgraded
> from an older version of ubuntu but haven't upgraded libicu-dev.
> Either way the solution is to clean up your system and make sure there
> is only one version of libicu.

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