[R] Newbie questions

Thomas Lumley thomas at biostat.washington.edu
Tue Oct 31 20:51:19 CET 2000

On Tue, 31 Oct 2000, Zsombor Cseres-Gergely wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 30, 2000 at 05:27:29PM -0600, Douglas Bates wrote:
> > You may want to try "make check" after configuring and compiling R.
> > That should use the postscript graphics device driver rather than
> > anything related to X.  We would be very interested in hearing if that
> > succeeds.
> OK, one good and a bad news. Good news is that R runs with option --gui=none.
> It does demo()-s that does not involve graphics. It does this at a failry good
> speed, and can allocate all my ram (I have not tried more, though)
> Bad news is that make check fails saying: 
> Fatal error: The X11 shared library could not be loaded.
>   The error was /home/zs/R-1.1.1/bin/R_X11.so: undefined symbol: R_GlobalEnv

If you configure R using the --without-x option it should not use the X
libraries at all. This may work better in your case.


Thomas Lumley
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
University of Washington, Seattle

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