[R] R GUI for Linux?

Gavin Simpson gavin.simpson at ucl.ac.uk
Tue May 31 14:57:28 CEST 2005

White, Charles E WRAIR-Wash DC wrote:
> Thanks for the tip. I thought that 'Base' files were installed already
> but I know better now. Unfortunately, I'm still not up and running yet.
> Since I don't have access to the subject machine at the moment, I'll be
> even more vague than usual.

Base refers to the repository in which the packages reside. Unless you 
did a Full/Complete installation of FC3 from the CD's/DVD then you will 
*not* have all of Base installed.

> I installed the development versions of tcltk and specified the
> locations for the *.sh files, the *.h files, and both of the individual
> directories in /usr/lib. Based on my reading of one of the *.sh files,
> it looks like I can specify multiple directories for a configuration
> variable by putting them in quotes and leaving a space in between like
> 'path1 path2'. My reward was that ./configure didn't complain about
> searching for any tcltk files and I got the clear message that R
> couldn't compile/link to tcltk. Hmph. <grin>
> Next steps when I get home tonight:
> (a) Replace library locations in /usr/lib with those in /usr/share
> (b) Include all four library locations
> (c) Wait until Fedora Core 4 comes out in a couple of weeks, wipe my
> drive, and start all over again.
> Any other suggestions? Thanks again.
> Chuck

How are you specifying the locations of the *.sh and *.h files?

I've done very little to my FC boxes and as long as tcl tk, tcl-devel 
and tk-devel packages are installed, ./configure picks up the locations 
just fine. You shouldn't have to do anything. Perhaps undo you what did 
after installing the tcl/tk and devel packages and try it again as this 
most definitely works for me (almost) out of the box.

If that doesn't work, wait till you get back to your 'subject' machine 
and post back exactly what messages you are receiving that indicate R 
couldn't compile/link to tcl/tk


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