[R] install problem

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Jul 14 17:58:24 CEST 2003

BORGULYA Gábor <borgulya at gyer2.sote.hu> writes:

> Dear R experts,
> I am in transition to the R system from other statistical systems I
> was using (SPSS, Statistica, etc.). I have used R for a few months on
> my Windows PC, but now I would like to install R on a Linux box with
> SuSE 8.1.
> I downloaded the RPM for SuSE 8.1 from the CRAN mirror.
> But when I run the INSTALL script using the midnight commander it
> gives the following error message:
> # /usr/lib/mc/extfs/rpm run /tmp/R-base-1.7.1-1.i386.rpm INSTALL
> Installing "/tmp/R-base-1.7.1-1.i386.rpm"
> error: failed dependencies:
>          libg2c.so.0 is needed by R-base-1.7.1-1
> Could anyone tell me how to go on, where to find the missing
> file/package and what to do with it?

I only have a SuSE 8.0 to look at, and that only has a static libg2c,

$ rpm -qf /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i486-suse-linux/2.95.3/libg2c.a

so a good guess is that you need to install g77 from the SuSE 8.1
install disks.

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