[R] readline problem under src-compiled R 1.8.x under Mandrake 9.2

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at medanalytics.com
Sun Nov 23 17:35:07 CET 2003

On Sun, 2003-11-23 at 10:04, ivo welch wrote:
> R compiles very easily  under Mandrake 9.2, with one exception:  readline 
> seems not to work.  for some odd reason, in the configure script, 
> rl_callback_read_char is set to no, so the R configure script does not use 
> readline (I think this means it refuses to link readline into the executable, 
> but I am not sure.)  Now, MD 9.2 uses libreadline 4-4.3-7mdk (yes, it is 
> installed), rather than earlier readline versions.
> Has anyone else encountered or solved this problem?
> sincerely,  /iaw

Do you have readline-devel installed?  If you are compiling from source,
you also need the 'devel' versions of the packages installed to provide
the header files, etc.

>From a console command line use:

rpm -q readline-devel

If it returns:

package readline-devel is not installed

That is likely your problem.


Marc Schwartz

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