[R] RGtk2 compilation problem

Shige Song shigesong at gmail.com
Wed Dec 29 15:44:57 CET 2010

Dear All,

I am trying to compile&install the package "RGtk2" on my Ubuntu 10.04
box. I did not have problem with earlier versions, but with the new
version, I got the following error message :
* installing *source* package ‘RGtk2’ ...
checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
checking for INTROSPECTION... no
checking for GTK... yes
checking for GTHREAD... yes
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking for suffix of executables...
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /bin/grep
checking for egrep... /bin/grep -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking for uintptr_t... yes
configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: creating src/Makevars
** libs
gcc -std=gnu99 -I/usr/local/lib/R/include -g -D_R_=1 -pthread
-D_REENTRANT -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 -I/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/include
-I/usr/include/atk-1.0 -I/usr/include/cairo -I/usr/include/pango-1.0
-I/usr/include/gio-unix-2.0/ -I/usr/include/glib-2.0
-I/usr/lib/glib-2.0/include -I/usr/include/pixman-1
-I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/directfb
-I/usr/include/libpng12   -I.  -DHAVE_UINTPTR_T  -I/usr/local/include
  -fpic  -g -O2 -c RGtkDataFrame.c -o RGtkDataFrame.o
In file included from RGtk2/gtk.h:19,
                 from RGtkDataFrame.h:1,
                 from RGtkDataFrame.c:1:
./RGtk2/gdkClasses.h:4:23: error: RGtk2/gdk.h: No such file or directory
make: *** [RGtkDataFrame.o] Error 1
ERROR: compilation failed for package ‘RGtk2’
* removing ‘/usr/local/lib/R/library/RGtk2’
* restoring previous ‘/usr/local/lib/R/library/RGtk2’

The downloaded packages are in
Updating HTML index of packages in '.Library'
Warning message:
In install.packages("RGtk2", dep = T) :
  installation of package 'RGtk2' had non-zero exit status

I noticed the requirement for the package
(http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/RGtk2/index.html) saying
"...GTK+ (>= 2.8.0)..." The latest GTK+ is 2.20, could this be the

Many thanks.


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