[R] compiling R-2.9.2 or R-2.10.0 on ubuntu 9.04 (powerpc)

cremi laurin.mueller at umit.at
Thu Nov 5 10:13:53 CET 2009

I habe installed ubuntu 9.04 server (powerpc) i want to install an R version
> 2.9.0 to run rmpi.

When i add the repository to my sources.list
deb http://cran.at.r-project.org/bin/linux/ubuntu jaunty/
#sudo apt-get install r-base
i get this:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  r-base: Depends: r-base-core (>= 2.10.0-1jaunty0) but 2.8.1-1 is to be
          Depends: r-recommended (= 2.10.0-1jaunty0) but it is not going to
be installed
E: Broken packages

There exists no binary of on the r-homepage for powerpc (only for i386 or

so I tryied to install from source (R-2.9.2 and R-2.10.0)

gives me:
checking for history_truncate_file... no
configure: error: --with-readline=yes (default) and headers/libs are not

#./configure --with-readline=no
i get this error
checking whether f77 appends extra underscores to external names... yes
checking whether mixed C/Fortran code can be run... configure: WARNING:
cannot run mixed C/Fortran code
configure: error: Maybe check LDFLAGS for paths to Fortran libraries?

i have installed:
i even install

now I don't know what to try next. Hopefully someone can help me.


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