[R] problem with lapack.so under Debian Sid

Douglas Bates bates at wisc.edu
Wed Oct 13 00:25:31 CEST 2004

On Tue, 12 Oct 2004, Christian Fiebach wrote:

>>Dear list,
>>I am sorry to bother you with this.
>>I just upgraded yesterday to R 2.0.0 (using apt-get under Debian Sid), and
>>now have problems running e.g., summary(lm(...))
>>the lm is calculated, but the summary statement gives me the following 
>>Error in La.chol2inv(x, size) : lapack routines cannot be loaded
>>In addition: Warning message:
>>unable to load shared library "/usr/lob/R/modules/lapack.so":
>>   /usr/lib/Pentium4_SSE2_512KB/liblapack.so.3: undefined symbol: ieeeck_
>>I searched through the archives, but unfortunately I am just not 
>>enough to understand the discussions concerning the algebra libraries.
>>Following an older mail to this list, I did
>>ldd /usr/lib/R/modules/lapack.so
>>everything looks fine except probably for the first line, which reads
>>libR.so => not found
So does that mean that you have one of the Debian packages atlas3-base 
or atlas3-3dnow or atlas3-sse or atlas3-sse2 or lapack3 installed?  You 
should have had at least one of those installed to be able to install 
the r-base-core Debian package.

In the output from ldd /usr/lib/R/modules/lapack.so, does liblapack.so.3 
get resolved to /usr/lib/liblapack.so.3 and, if so, what is that file?  
It is probably a link to /usr/lib/liblapack-3.so which, in turn, is a 
link to /etc/alternatives/liblapack-3.so.  Check that the file linked as 
/etc/alternatives/liblapack-3.so actually exists.

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