[R] troubles installing R
paul.hiemstra at knmi.nl
Tue Nov 1 11:36:49 CET 2011
On 11/01/2011 09:50 AM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> 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
>>> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
>> Paul Hiemstra, Ph.D.
>> Global Climate Division
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>> PLEASE do read the posting guide
>> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
Paul Hiemstra, Ph.D.
Global Climate Division
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)
Wilhelminalaan 10 | 3732 GK | De Bilt | Kamer B 3.39
P.O. Box 201 | 3730 AE | De Bilt
tel: +31 30 2206 494
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