[R] R installation help

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Apr 18 07:46:41 CEST 2001

On Tue, 17 Apr 2001, Naoki Saito wrote:

> Hello.
> I just installed R-1.2.2 for my ultra sparc running Solaris 2.6.
> It compiled but it does not run at this point.
> It complains as follows:
> $ R
> Fatal error: The X11 shared library could not be loaded.
>   The error was ld.so.1: /opt/local/lib/R/bin/R.bin: fatal: libucb.so.1: open failed: No such file or directory
> I thought that configure script took care of this sought of things, but
> apparently not.

It does for me.  That it is looking for that library suggests that there
was a problem with your path or compiler: do you perchance have /usr/ucb in
your path?  libucb is a transition library for moving from Solaris 1 (aka
SunOS4) to Solaris 2, and I think is not normally installed on Solaris 2.6.

Which compiler are you using?  I would suggest using either gcc 2.95.{2,3}
or Sun SC4.0 or later (preferably much later).

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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