[R] Problem installing gnomeGUI in Ubuntu: "HAVE_ORBIT" was never defined

fsando fsando at fs-analyse.dk
Tue Apr 10 13:26:33 CEST 2007

Thanks a lot - Yes I have gnome 2.18, that must be it.
So no gnomeGUI for me :(

Michael Lawrence wrote:
> My guess is that you have Gnome >=2.0, while the gnomeGUI only works 
> with the ancient Gnome 1.4, although I am not that familiar with the 
> package.
> Michael
> On 4/9/07, * fsando* <fsando at fs-analyse.dk 
> <mailto:fsando at fs-analyse.dk>> wrote:
>     I am trying to install the gnomeGUI package
>     I have tried from within R (R was started with: sudo R) with:
>     install.package()
>     and from console with:
>     sudo R CMD INSTALL /download/gnomeGUI_2.3.0-3.tar.gz
>     In both cases I get the exact same errors:
>     checking for gnome-config... no
>     checking for gnomeConf.sh file in /usr/local/lib... not found
>     configure: error: conditional "HAVE_ORBIT" was never defined.
>     Usually this means the macro was only invoked conditionally.
>     ERROR: configuration failed for package 'gnomeGUI'
>     Found the following in earlier message in R-help list:
>      From B R Tura
>     "So I think gnomeGUI not instalable in R now..."
>     Response from Prof Ripley:
>     "This is almost entirely misinformation. gnomeGUI is a package on CRAN
>     (and has been for a couple of years), and can be installed just like any
>     other package. Like several others, it requires R to have been
>     configured with --enable-R-shlib."
>     Any help would be much appreciated.
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