[R] rgl installation problems

E GCP egcp at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 30 23:04:52 CEST 2004

Thanks. Adding the -shared to the Makeconf file fixed the problem. I 
installed R from R-1.9.1-0.fdr.2.rh90.i386.rpm , but for some reason the 
flag to share libraries was never set in SHLIB_CXXLDFLAGS.  
rgl_0.64-13.tar.gz now installed without problems.

Thanks again,

>On Wed, 2004-06-30 at 00:52, E GCP wrote:
> > Thanks for your replies. I do not HTML-ize my mail, but free email 
>accounts > do that and there is not a switch to turn it off.  I apologize 
>in advance.
> > > I installed R from the redhat package provided by Martyn Plummer. It > 
>installed fine and without problems. I can use R and have installed and 
>used > other packages within R without any problems whatsoever. I do not 
>think the > problem is with R or its installation.   I do think there is a 
>problem with > the installation of rgl_0.64-13.tar.gz on RedHat 9 (linux).  
>So, if there is > anybody out there who has installed succesfully 
>rgl_0.64-13.tar.gz on RedHat > 9, I would like to know how.
>This is a little strange.  I'm now building RPMS for older Red Hat
>versions on FC2 using a tool called Mach.  There is a possibility that
>there is some configuration problem, but I can't see it. As Brian has
>pointed out, you are missing the crucial "-shared" flag when building
>the shared library for rgl. This comes from the line
>in the file /usr/lib/R/etc/Makeconf.  This is present in my latest RPM
>for Red Hat ( R-1.9.1-0.fdr.2.rh90.i386.rpm ) so I don't know why it
>isn't working for you.
>Check that you do have the latest RPM and that you don't have a locally
>built version of R in /usr/local since this will have precedence on your

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