[R] problem with RCurl 0.8-1 installation on Debian Etch

Christian Kohler Christian.Kohler at klinik.uni-regensburg.de
Tue Oct 16 15:39:26 CEST 2007

Dear R-Users,

I am having some trouble getting an installation of RCurl 0.8-1 to work
properly on a Debian (Etch) machine.

The command 'R CMD INSTALL RCurl_0.8-1.tar.gz'  yields the following error:

Installing *source* package 'RCurl' ...
checking for curl-config... no
Cannot find curl-config
ERROR: configuration failed for package 'RCurl'

I do know that a file is missing (curl-config) but where to get it from?
I installed the latest 'curl' and 'libcurl3' packages via apt-get install.
Furthermore, I crawled various mailing-lists to get my problem solved,
but without being lucky.

Do I miss mandatory packages that go beyond those two mentioned above?

My session data:
> sessionInfo()
R version 2.6.0 (2007-10-03)


attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] rcompgen_0.1-15

Thanks in advance for any hint.



Christian Kohler
Institute of Functional Genomics
Computational Diagnostics
University of Regensburg (BioPark I)
D-93147 Regensburg (Germany)

Tel. +49 941 943 5055
Fax  +49 941 943 5020
christian.kohler at klinik.uni-regensburg.de

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