[R] Cannot install RMySQL under Kubuntu
edd at debian.org
Wed Apr 5 04:40:45 CEST 2006
On 4 April 2006 at 19:04, Pete Cap wrote:
| I am attempting to install RMySQL on a Kubuntu box.
$ sudo apt-get install r-cran-rmysql
According to 'apt-cache policy r-cran-rmysql' on my Kubuntu box, breezy has
0.5.5-2.1. Debian itself now has 0.5.7-1 in testing and unstable.
| However, I cannot install the RMySQL package in R. I get the following
| I cannot find mysql.h or mysql.so anywhere.
You need the matching -dev package for the library. Typically, any libfoo
will provide the shared library to _run_ apps, but libfoo-dev is needed to
_compile and link_ those apps.
We encode this via the so-called Build-Depends: in debian/control. Here, you
get (indented for easier reading)
Build-Depends: debhelper (>>4.1.0), cdbs, r-base-dev (>= 2.0.0),
libmysqlclient15-dev, r-cran-dbi (>= 0.1.8)
Apt can actually autobuild the package for you too if you add source entries
to /etc/apt/sources. That's for another day...
| Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is time critical!
Feel free pay back your gratitude with a donation to the R Foundation, or to
SPI (Debian's umbrella organization) ;-)
Hope this helps, Dirk
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