[R] lapack in R 2.11.1 (Ubuntu 10.04.1)

Matias Salibian-Barrera msalibian at yahoo.ca
Wed Sep 15 22:48:17 CEST 2010

Hi there,

I'm trying to install the package RcppArmadillo in my R 2.11.1 which I installed 
and regularly update via Ubuntu's repositories. 

When I try to install RcppArmadillo from CRAN I get:

> install.packages('RcppArmadillo', lib='~/myRlibs')
g++ -shared -o RcppArmadillo.so RcppArmadillo.o fastLm.o  
-L/home/matias/myRlibs/Rcpp/lib -lRcpp  -Wl,-rpath,/home/matias/myRlibs/Rcpp/lib 
-llapack -lblas -lgfortran -lm  -L/usr/lib/R/lib -lR 

/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -llapack 

I believe this means I don't have lapack available to link to. 

Does anybody know how I can fix this? I really only need to have RcppArmadillo 

I'm not a power user. I'm running:

> version
platform       i486-pc-linux-gnu            
arch           i486                         
os             linux-gnu                    
system         i486, linux-gnu              
major          2                            
minor          11.1                         
year           2010                         
month          05                           
day            31                           
svn rev        52157                        
language       R                            
version.string R version 2.11.1 (2010-05-31)


matias at thecomputer:~$ cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS \n \l

Thanks a lot in advance.


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