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MILLER, CURTIS P [PHR/1005] curtis.p.miller at
Sun Jul 2 20:47:13 CEST 2000

I am having trouble installing R on a Unix system.  The system is 
mips-sgi-irix6.5, and the version is R-1.1.0.  The .tgz file is in
/usr/people/guest.  This is a guest account;  I do not have superuser
privileges.  The .tgz file was unpacked with 'gzip -dc R-1.1.0.tgz |
tar xvf -'.  This made a subdirectory, R-1.1.0.  I cd'ed to R-1.1.0
and changed the second uncommented line in the file "configure" from
"ac_default_prefix=/usr/local" to "ac_default_prefix=/usr/people/guest
/R-1.1.0".  The only subdirectory of /usr/local/ here is /lib.  I can't
install things that far up the tree.  Still in the subdirectory
R-1.1.0, I typed "./configure --prefix=/usr/people/guest/R-1.1.0".
The configure seemed to go well.  It found gcc with no problem. when
I typed "make",  the necessary functions and files seemed to be made.
When "R" is typed(in any directory), the message is always 
"Fatal error: Probably no X11 support: the shared library was not found"
I changed the variable "R_LD_LIBRARY_PATH" in the script file "R" to
"/usr/people/guest/R-1.1.0/src/include", since that is where the packages
are.  The same error message appeared.  The same happens if any options
are added, such as "R -g=none" or "R --help".  The X11 directory is in
"/bin".  I have tried to follow the instructions in the "INSTALL" file
under directory R-1.1.0. What am I doing wrong?  I did successfully
unpack and install R-1.0.1, but then could not install the contributed
packages.  Does some superuser need to install some utility or reset
permissions on some directories?  Does R need to be installed farther
up the tree?  These may seem like very basic problems to many to many out
but the people who made the R package for UNIX may have assumed more expert
knowledge than I have.  There is a local UNIX support team here.  They
particularly familiar with statistical or mathematical software, as far as I
know.  Should
they be able to install R?  Any help would be much appreciated. 
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