[R] Boot R

Paul Hiemstra p.hiemstra at geo.uu.nl
Fri Feb 26 13:56:28 CET 2010

Cassiano wrote:
> Hello,
> This is my first post, and my english is not very good, but I will try...
> I have a problem with boot the R. After that I install ubuntu 9.10 the R
> don't run. When I open the terminal and digit R, appear the message:
> */usr/lib/R/bin/exec/R: error while loading shared libraries:
> libgfortran.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory*

R tries to find libgfortran.so.3, which it cannot find. Either it's not 
on your computer, or it's the wrong version. Check if it is installed:

dpkg -l | grep libgfortran

If this last command does not return anything, you need to install using:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libgfortran3

probably it is not installed by default and this will solve the problem.


> What's happening?
> Can anyone help me?
> Thank you
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