[R] Problems installing RODBC as part of Rcmdr and as separate package

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Feb 20 16:42:49 CET 2009

You need unixODBC or iodbc.  Specifically on F10

gannet% rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/include/sql.h

This is in the RODBC/README (well, not the exact RPM for F10).

On Fri, 20 Feb 2009, John Sorkin wrote:

> Fedora 10
> R 2.8.1
> I hope someone can tell me the meaning of error I received trying to 
> install RODBC and how I can get around the problem. n.b. The error 
> originally occurred then I was installing Rcmdr. I then tried to 
> install RODBC separately and received the same error.
> checking sql.h usability... no
> checking sql.h presence... no
> checking for sql.h... no
> checking sqlext.h usability... no
> checking sqlext.h presence... no
> checking for sqlext.h... no
> configure: error: "ODBC headers sql.h and sqlext.h not found"
> ERROR: configuration failed for package 'RODBC'
> ** Removing '/usr/lib/R/library/RODBC'
> The downloaded packages are in
> 	/tmp/RtmpA1nKF2/downloaded_packages
> Updating HTML index of packages in '.Library'
> Warning message:
> In install.packages("RODBC") :
>  installation of package 'RODBC' had non-zero exit status
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