[R] troubles installing R
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Nov 1 10:50:43 CET 2011
On Tue, 1 Nov 2011, Paul Hiemstra wrote:
> On 10/31/2011 06:30 PM, Cable, Sam B Civ USAF AFMC AFRL/RVBXI wrote:
>> I am trying to install R on a pretty up-to-date CentOS system. I have
>> tried installing 2.14.0 and 2.13.2. In both cases, the configure step
>> fails, and does not produce a Makefile. So, of course, I can't issue
>> The errors that I can find in config.log are, first, several missing
>> files: ac_nonexistent.h, minix/config.h., readline/history.h, and
>> Then, what seems to finally bring configure to a halt is the final
>> configure:20796: error: --with-readline=yes (default) and headers/libs
>> are not available
> It seems that the header files/libs are not available... You probably
> need to install some development libraries from the CentOS repositories.
> like readline-dev or such. Installing these libraries and the header
readline-devel on CentOS.
> files will be available.
>From the INSTALL file:
'The main source of information on installation is the `R Installation
and Administration Manual', an HTML copy of which is available as file
`doc/html/R-admin.html'. Please read that before installing R. But
if you are impatient, read on but please refer to the manual to
resolve any problems.'
and this *is* covered in the manual. The volunteers who give you the
free gift of R can (and do) write the manual for you, but we cannot
read it for you.
>> After this error, configure dumps long lists of shell variables, output
>> variables, and confdefs.h -- none of which tell a whole lot, as far as I
>> can see -- and then exits with a status of "1".
>> Anyone know what this means? I can give bigger snippets of the
>> config.log, if anyone wants to see them.
>> I have installed R on several Linux machines. This is the first time
>> I've been stumped.
>> R-help at r-project.org mailing list
>> PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
>> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
> Paul Hiemstra, Ph.D.
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Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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