[R] tcltk makes R crash?

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Mon Mar 3 15:09:05 CET 2003

On Mon, Mar 03, 2003 at 01:14:04PM +0100, Kurt Sys wrote:
> I got a problem using the tcltk-package. It makes 'R crash':
> I can use R and different packages without any problem. However, when I start the tcltk-package, the terminal I'm running R in (no matter what this 'terminal' is), will not recieve any input anymore once I set at statement which cannot be evaluated. The most easy example:
> > library(tcltk)
> > blabla
> Error: Object "blabla" not found
> > 
> So, when I give these two commands, the only thing I can do (with the terminal I run R in), is 'kill client' (which is the terminal).
> I'm using Debian woody, R 1.6.2.

That sounds really odd.  

How did you get 1.6.2 onto Debian 3.0 ("woody")? One thing you could try is
to install the (older) Debian R package from the same Debian 3.0 release,
which should execute the sequence above cleanly.  You could then proceed 
in increments:  a) rebuild that R version locally on your woody machine
to demonstrate that it still works given your libraries, and then b) grab
the 1.6.2 source and build the Debian package locally against the same
setup as in a). That is bound to work "almost surely".

Let me know (off the list) if I can help with a) or b).


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