[R] problem with png

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Sep 1 07:46:58 CEST 2006

On Thu, 31 Aug 2006, David Ziger wrote:

> I cannot generate png files running R2.2.1 on a  SunOS 5.9 machine. See
> below.  I did a search on this problem and people who have virtually the
> same error have solved the problem by installing or updating  libpng .
> We downloaded libpng from Sun but still the problem remains. Does a path
> within R need to be set to this file or does the problem indicate that
> libpng was not installed properly?   I have no problems running on
> various Linux OS's or a SunOS 5.8 machine.  I appreciate any help on
> this issue.  We are using R2.2.1

You have to re-configure, re-make and re-install R.  While you are at it, 
why not use a current version of R (as in fact the posting guide asked you 
to before posting)?


> In addition: Warning message:
> no png support in this version of R 

This is covered in the 'R Installation and Administration' manual.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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