[R] problem with RODBC installation

Peter Dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 08:46:03 CET 2010

On 11/04/2010 08:14 AM, Jørgen Blystad Houge wrote:
>     '/tmp/Rtmpgb1Nxz/downloaded_packages'
> Warning message:
> In install.packages("RODBC") :
>   installation of package 'RODBC' had non-zero exit status
> I found some info on it here:
> http://r.789695.n4.nabble.com/Problem-installing-RODBC-td2016736.html but
> how should I use it???
> (Yes, I am very novice to Linux (and R) so it might be a stupid
> question....)

Well, the answer is in the output:

> configure: error: "ODBC headers sql.h and sqlext.h not found"

That's an installation issue with ODBC, not an R issue as such. Usually
a development package is missing, but exactly which one depends on your
particular flavour of Linux. In Fedora 13, it is here:

$ rpm -qf /usr/include/sqlext.h

so the unixODBC-devel package is required. In e.g. Ubuntu, it is -er-
somewhere else...

Peter Dalgaard
Center for Statistics, Copenhagen Business School
Phone: (+45)38153501
Email: pd.mes at cbs.dk  Priv: PDalgd at gmail.com

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