[R] package installation error in unix

uday uday_143_4u at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 19 14:14:01 CEST 2012

Thanks for reply
after usinginstall.packages("hdf5")
I get error 
{Installing package(s) into ‘/home/uday/R/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-library/2.14’
(as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
trying URL
Content type 'application/x-gzip' length 50870 bytes (49 Kb)
opened URL
downloaded 49 Kb

* installing *source* package ‘hdf5’ ...
** package ‘hdf5’ successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
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 ANSI C... none needed
checking for library containing inflate... -lz
checking for library containing H5open... no
configure: error: Can't find HDF5
ERROR: configuration failed for package ‘hdf5’
* removing ‘/home/uday/R/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-library/2.14/hdf5’
Warning in install.packages :
  installation of package ‘hdf5’ had non-zero exit status

The downloaded packages are in
	‘/tmp/Rtmp7Ot3Yl/downloaded_packages’ } 

So what is this non-zero exit status ?

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