[R] compilation options to get install.packages() to invoke tcl/tk

Geoff Russell geoffrey.russell at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 12:10:53 CET 2009

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 9:27 PM, Peter Dalgaard
<P.Dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk> wrote:
> Geoff Russell wrote:
>> Hi UseRs,
>> I've just installed 2.10.0 on Ubuntu hardy, compiling from the tar.gz bundle.
>> install.packages() just says "Error in install.packages() : no
>> packages were specified"

[snip ... ]

> checking for tk.h... yes
> checking whether compiling/linking Tcl/Tk code works... yes

Ah ... the tcl and tk development packages are not installed be
default on Ubuntu hardy .. once installed
the tcltk interface shows up on the configure and all should be fine.

Many Thanks,


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