[R] R won't start right
clists at perrin.socsci.unc.edu
Thu Jun 27 15:12:42 CEST 2002
Thanks to all who answered. Uwe Ligges's answer proved right. Here's the
I was running out of space in /usr/src, so I moved the source to some free
space on another partition. That partition was FAT, so permissions weren't
preserved. I then linked /usr/src/R-1.5.0 -> /rosa/R-1.5.0 to
compile. Everything compiled and installed fine, but I got the errors
The same thing happened with R-1.5.1 source.
I cleared some space on /usr/src (an ext2 partition) and compiled and
installed from there - voila, it worked fine.
By the way: I also tried using the debian woody packages available via
CRAN. There are two issues, one major and one minor:
- Minor issue: woody is referred to as Debian 2.3, when it's actually
- Major issue: there's a dependancy problem. I installed r-base and
r-recommended from the CRAN archive and tried to run them, but got an
error loading libraries on libblas.so.2: no such file or directory.
Andrew J Perrin - http://www.unc.edu/~aperrin
Assistant Professor of Sociology, U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
clists at perrin.socsci.unc.edu * andrew_perrin (at) unc.edu
On Thu, 27 Jun 2002, Uwe Ligges wrote:
> Andrew Perrin wrote:
> > Any ideas on this?
> > nujoma:~> R
> > R : Copyright 2002, The R Development Core Team
> > Version 1.5.0 (2002-04-29)
> > ...
> > Error: couldn't find function ".Alias"
> > Error: couldn't find function "attach"
> > [Previously saved workspace restored]
> > > q()
> > Error: couldn't find function "q"
> > >
> > Suspended
> > nujoma:~> kill %1
> > This is on a brand-new installation of R on a Debian 3.0 (woody) linux
> > machine.
> Looks like the functions in base are not sourced. Did it compile and
> install without any error message?
> I'd suggest to check whether .../library/base/R/base exists and has the
> correct permissions (I guess the latter went wrong).
> Uwe Ligges
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