[R] unable to install "robust" in R 2.15 with g++ 4.7

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Apr 13 07:54:32 CEST 2012

On 13/04/2012 04:26, Suresh Kumar wrote:
> Hi,
> I am unable to install "robust" package (g++ compile error occurs) if the
> g++ version is 4.7. However, for g++ 4.6 i am able to install. I was trying
> to do this in Ubuntu 12.04.
> R 2.15 itself was installed from the PPA,
> https://launchpad.net/~marutter/+archive/rrutter.
> Is it a bug?

There do appear to be a number of bugs in g++ 4.7.0 (there is no '4.7'), 
including reports that R itself cannot be compiled under it on some 


- this is the wrong list for compilation matters (see the posting guide).
- you did not tell us what the error was.
- what did the maintainer say (see the posting guide)?

> thanks
> suresh
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What does the posting guide ask you not to do re HTML mail?

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