[R] xml2-config issues
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Jul 23 13:48:49 CEST 2011
On Fri, 22 Jul 2011, Abraham Mathew wrote:
> I'm trying to install the XML package on Ubuntu 10.10, and I keep getting
> a warning message the XML could not be found
No, that is not the *error* message you quote below.
> and had non-zero exit status. How can I fix this problem?
Install libxml2 ... including the development version. (The
difference is described in the R-admin manual which you should have
read by now.)
> Loading Tcl/Tk interface ... done
> --- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
> Installing package(s) into ?/home/amathew/R/i686-pc-linux-gnu-library/2.13?
> (as ?lib? is unspecified)
> trying URL '
> Content type 'application/x-gzip' length 896195 bytes (875 Kb)
> opened URL
> downloaded 875 Kb
> * installing *source* package ?XML? ...
> checking for gcc... gcc
> checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
> checking whether the C compiler works... yes
> checking whether we are cross compiling... no
> checking for suffix of executables...
> 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
> No ability to remove finalizers on externalptr objects in this verison of R
> checking for sed... /bin/sed
> checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
> checking for xml2-config... no
> Cannot find xml2-config
> ERROR: configuration failed for package ?XML?
> * removing ?/home/amathew/R/i686-pc-linux-gnu-library/2.13/XML?
> The downloaded packages are in
> Warning message:
> In install.packages() :
> installation of package 'XML' had non-zero exit status
> Thank You,
> [[alternative HTML version deleted]]
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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