[R] installing package from source with Linux
bt_jannis at yahoo.de
Fri Dec 17 19:33:14 CET 2010
this may not be related to R but rather to my OS, but I do not
understand the issue of compiling R packages deeply enough to figure out
the exact cause of the problem.
I am trying to install a R package from source as it is not yet
available under Cran (Rssa, downloaded here: https://github.com/asl/rssa).
sudo R CMD INSTALL asl-rssa-6f458e4.tar.gz
from the console however gives me these error messages:
Warnung in untar2(tarfile, files, list, exdir) :
checksum error for entry 'pax_global_header'
Fehler in untar2(tarfile, files, list, exdir) : unsupported entry type ‘g’
Does anybody have any hints on how to solve this? Do I have the wrong
packing program installed?
I am trying this with Ubuntu 9.10 and the following R system:
R version 2.12.0 (2010-10-15)
Platform: i486-pc-linux-gnu (32-bit)
 LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 LC_NUMERIC=C
 LC_TIME=de_DE.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE=de_DE.UTF-8
 LC_MONETARY=C LC_MESSAGES=de_DE.UTF-8
 LC_PAPER=de_DE.UTF-8 LC_NAME=C
 LC_ADDRESS=C LC_TELEPHONE=C
 LC_MEASUREMENT=de_DE.UTF-8 LC_IDENTIFICATION=C
attached base packages:
 stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
Thanks for any hints! Trying the same with another package downloaded
from Cran worked.
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