[R] Installing packages

Nathan Leon Pace, MD, MStat nlpace at remi.med.utah.edu
Thu Nov 13 19:18:31 CET 2003

Running under Redhat 7.3 Linux I have installed R Version 1.8.0  
(2003-10-08) from a binary download using the rpm manager.

Using packageStatus(), I am attempted to upgrade several packages.

This is unsuccessful with the following error messages:

* Installing *source* package 'MASS' ...
** libs
gcc -I/usr/lib/R/include  -I/usr/local/include -D__NO_MATH_INLINES 
-mieee-fp  -fPIC  -O2 -m486 -fno-strength-reduce -g -c MASS.c -o MASS.o
gcc: installation problem, cannot exec `cpp0': No such file or directory
make: *** [MASS.o] Error 1
ERROR: compilation failed for package 'MASS'

gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.3 2.96-113) is installed.

I have checked the R archives and FAQ and admin manual for help.

My knowledge of c compiling is limited.

Any pointers for debugging this problem would be appreciated.


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