[R] Lattice on FreeBSD

Rainer Hurling rhurlin at gwdg.de
Thu Jan 24 15:26:57 CET 2008

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Armin Goralczyk,

I am working with FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT, R-2.6.1 and lattice() installs fine.

I think you have to update your FreeBSD ports tree. Afterwards you can 
install R-2.6.0. The newest version R-2.6.1 is not yet available on 
ports, because the ports tree is semi frozen for months now (forthcoming 
of FreeBSD version 7.0). This could remain at least until february.

I personally prefer not to use the ports tree to install R. Even the 
actual version R-2.6.1 builds and installs fine on FreeBSD without any 
port. There are two steps you have to pay attention of:

1. On actual versions of FreeBSD you have to ensure, that gfortran is 
accessible. For that you must first install lang/gcc42.

2. Before installing the new R, you have to deinstall the old R-port. 
Take care of making a list of your installed and preferred R-packages. 
You have to install them again on the new version (other path, other 
fortran and other R version ...).

There should be no more difficulties ;-)

Hope this helps,
Rainer Hurling

Am 23.01.2008 20:14 (UTC+1) schrieb Armin Goralczyk:
> On Jan 23, 2008 1:59 PM, Gabor Csardi <csardi at rmki.kfki.hu> wrote:
>> Which R version do you use? You chose mirror #21, that is
>> Germany (Muenchen) to me. The same to you?
>> Btw. Muenchen works for me.
>> Maybe you have an old version of R, survival works with >=2.0.0,
>> but lattice only with >=2.5.0. (The current version is 2.6.1.)
>> I've no other idea what could've gone wrong....
>> G.
> Thank you Gabor.
> Mirror München ist correct. The problem is indeed the version. I've
> installed 2.3.1 (just two weeks ago with pkg_add). I guess I have to
> update. Shouldn't this information be included in the error message?!
> This would make things a lot easier.

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