[R] R Installation in Ubuntu 5.04 [Hoardy Hedgehog]
M Senthil Kumar
senthil at www.cdfd.org.in
Fri Mar 10 20:21:02 CET 2006
On Fri, 10 Mar 2006, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
|On 10 March 2006 at 09:19, M Senthil Kumar wrote:
|| On Fri, 10 Mar 2006, Andris Jankevics wrote:
|| |You have to install Xserver (x.org or XFree86) devel packages before
|| Although, I don't remember which package i had installed, I remember
|| installing some X developer packages using apt-get earlier when ./config
|| itself had complained about it. But the problem that i had written about
|| earlier persists even after that during the 'make' step.
|i) Ubuntu is a Debian derivative.
|ii) Debian (+ thus Ubuntu) had binary ready-to-run packages for R since 1997.
| Why not use them?
|iii) Even if you don't run the current release, there is a backport of
| the current R release available via apt-get through CRAN and its
| mirrors as explained in the R FAQ
|iv) If you still insist on locally building the package (for which one
| may have a number of reasons) you are still _much_ better off doing
| a rebuild of the Debian package, so consider learning about 'source'
| entries for apt, and 'apt-get source r-base' which can download
| and build R for you in one command.
|v) The build dependencies you are struggling with are encoded in the
| Build-Depends: field of the file debian/control. You could use
| them. For record, the current version says:
|Build-Depends: refblas3-dev | atlas3-base-dev, tcl8.4-dev, tk8.4-dev,
|bison, groff-base, libncurses5-dev, libreadline5-dev, debhelper (>=
|3.0.0), texi2html, texinfo (>= 4.1-2), libbz2-dev, libpcre3-dev,
|tetex-bin, tetex-extra, xpdf-reader, zlib1g-dev, libpng12-dev,
|libjpeg62-dev, libx11-dev, libxt-dev, x-dev
| but note that these are Debian package names which may need a tweak
|on Ubuntu. If you use 'dpkg-buildpackage' it will check the
| for you long before configure may or may not fail.
|Hope this helps, Dirk
|Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
| -- Thomas A. Edison
Thanks for your help, following your advice i have installed R using
Sorry for bothering everyone without checking CRAN in the first place.
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