[R] R packages install problems linux - X not found(WhiteBoxEL 3)
Dr Mike Waters
michael.waters at dtn.ntl.com
Wed Aug 11 05:56:56 CEST 2004
Yes - the glibc-devel package was shown to be installed using rpm -qa. It is
also one of the packages upgraded by up2date from the original version
supplied with the WhiteBox distribution. I concluded that there were
probably more such improperly/incompletely upgraded packages and cut my
losses. Everything seems to be fine second time around. I must have been
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marc Schwartz [mailto:MSchwartz at MedAnalytics.com]
> Sent: 10 August 2004 15:30
> To: Dr Mike Waters
> Cc: R-Help
> Subject: RE: [R] R packages install problems linux - X not
> found(WhiteBoxEL 3)
> On Tue, 2004-08-10 at 08:15, Dr Mike Waters wrote:
> > >From unpacking the tarball and running ./configure in the R source
> > directory, I obtain the fact that crti.o is needed by ld.so and was
> > not found. This file is not present on the system. This file, along
> > with crtn.o is usually installed by the gnu libc packages,
> I believe.
> > However, I know that not all *nix distributions include these files
> > among their packages.
> > >From a web search, I have not been able to ascertain whether this
> > >lack of a
> > crti.o is due to there not being one in the distribution, or to
> > another incomplete package install.
> > So, I did a completely fresh installation of WhiteBox,
> followed by R
> > built from source, checked that it ran and then installed the R
> > packages. Only then did I run up2date. At least crti.o and
> crtn.o are
> > still there this time, along with the XFree86 includes.....
> > A bit of a cautionary tale, all in all.
> > Thanks for all the help and support.
> > Regards
> > M
> >From my FC2 system:
> $ rpm -qf /usr/lib/crti.o
> $ rpm -qf /usr/lib/crtn.o
> So, you are correct relative to the source of these two
> files. A follow up question might be, did you include the
> "devel" packages during your initial install? If not, that
> would explain the lack of these files. if you did, then it
> would add another data point to support the notion that your
> system was, to some level, compromised and a clean install
> was probably needed, rather than just trying to re-create the
> RPM database.
> Glad that you are up and running at this point. Given
> Martyn's follow up messages, it looks like there may be an
> issue with the RH9 RPM, so for the time being using the
> source tarball would be appropriate.
> Best regards,
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