[R] Installation difficulty with "rimage"

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Sep 11 23:30:17 CEST 2006

On Mon, 11 Sep 2006, John Kornak wrote:

> Dear R people,
> I am trying to install rimage using install.packages("rimage") but am 
> receiving the following errors despite having FFTW installed. I would 
> appreciate any help to get this fixed.
> checking fftw.h usability... no
> checking fftw.h presence... no
> checking for fftw.h... no
> configure: error: Sorry, can't find fftw header
> ERROR: configuration failed for package 'rimage'
> I am using FFTW version 3.1, fedora core 3 and R version 2.3.1
> I noticed an old posting on the subject  but the solution was to install 
> FFTW which I already did but the error still persists.

You need fftw2, not fftw3 (as the DESCRIPTION file says).
That posting was spot on.

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