[R] R Install problems with Redhat 9 : "tcl.so" versus "tcl.so.0"
cariello at mindspring.com
Thu Apr 17 04:54:07 CEST 2003
I'm having problems with a R Redhat Linux install. Please bear with me,
I've only been working with Linux for about a week here.
I have Redhat Linux 9 running on a recent Pentium machine. Here's the
install, showing I'm running kernel release 2.4.20-6.
[root at localhost root]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.4.20-6 #1 Thu Feb 27 10:06:59 EST 2003 i686
i686 i386 GNU/Linux
I've downloaded R for linux Redhat 8.x, but I am running Redhat 9. I'm
assuming we have backward compatibility ?
To continue, attemping to load R produces the following errors:
[root at localhost temp]# rpm -ivh R-1.6.2-1.i386.rpm
warning: R-1.6.2-1.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 97d3544e
error: Failed dependencies:
libtcl.so.0 is needed by R-1.6.2-1
libtk.so.0 is needed by R-1.6.2-1
OK, I understand this so far. So I go to http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/ to
get the packages. Searching for "libtcl.so.0" shows me that's it's in the
tcl package. The most current one from http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/ is
However, after considerable gnashing of teeth, I come to discover that tcl
is already on my machine as the following command shows:
[root at localhost temp]# rpm -qa | grep tcl
NOTE - tcl-8.3.5-88 that I have on my machine is newer than anything I found
on the Web, so when I tried to install the downloaded tcl-8.3.3-74.i386.rpm,
it of course fails with "warning: tcl-8.3.3-74.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature:
NOKEY, key ID db42a60e package tcl-8.3.5-88 (which is newer than
tcl-8.3.3-74) is already installed".
Here's all files on my system with filename *libtcl*:
[root at localhost root]# locate libtcl
Is the "libtcl.so" really the "libtcl.so.0" that R is looking for ? If so,
do I try and fool R somehow ?
Any idea why libtcl.so.0 is not being found in my installed tcl-8.3.5-88 ?
If this is heading towards source code compiling, please be explicit, I've
not done this before !
Grovelling for advice,
Neal in NC
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