[R] RGtk2 compilation problem

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jan 6 17:53:41 CET 2011

You need RGtk2 2.20.7 which is now on CRAN.  Others have seen this, 
but it has taken a while to track down the exact cause.

The diagnosis was that ML used a recent GNU tar which created a 
tarball with hard links that R's untar was not prepared to deal with. 
We consider that is a bug in GNU tar, but untar() has been updated in 
R-patched to cope.

If you have such a tarball, try setting the environment variable 
R_INSTALL_TAR to 'tar' (or whatever GNU tar is called on your system) 
when installing the tarball.

For those packaging source packages: in the unusual event that your 
package sources contains symbolic (or even hard) links, don't use GNU 
tar 1.24 or 1.25.

On Thu, 6 Jan 2011, Shige Song wrote:

> Look forward to it.
> Thanks.
> Shige
> On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 8:45 AM, Michael Lawrence
> <lawrence.michael at gene.com> wrote:
>> Please watch for 2.20.5 and let me know if it helps. Not really sure what is
>> going on here, but someone else has reported the same issue.
>> Thanks,
>> Michael
>> On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 6:44 AM, Shige Song <shigesong at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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 :


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