[R] R-2.5.1 RedHat EL5 compilation failed

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Aug 26 15:46:18 CEST 2007

Well, the INSTALL file said

   The main source of information on installation is the `R Installation
   and Administration Manual', an HTML copy of which is available as file
   `doc/html/R-admin.html'.  Please read that before installing R.  But
   if you are impatient, read on but please refer to the manual to
   resolve any problems.  (If you obtained R using Subversion, the manual
   is at doc/manual/R-admin.texi.)

and this _is_ discussed there.  Hint: is readline-devel installed?

On Sun, 26 Aug 2007, Wang Chengbin wrote:

> I can't get R-2.5.1 compiled under RedHat EL5 with gcc 4.1.1. Configure
> failed at the following:
> checking readline/history.h usability... no
> checking readline/history.h presence... no
> checking for readline/history.h... no
> checking readline/readline.h usability... no
> checking readline/readline.h presence... no
> checking for readline/readline.h... no
> checking for rl_callback_read_char in -lreadline... no
> checking for main in -lncurses... no
> checking for main in -ltermcap... no
> checking for main in -ltermlib... no
> checking for rl_callback_read_char in -lreadline... no
> checking for history_truncate_file... no
> configure: error: --with-readline=yes (default) and headers/libs are not
> available
> Thanks.
> 	[[alternative HTML version deleted]]
> ______________________________________________
> R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
> PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

More information about the R-help mailing list