[R] can't install rugarch and nloptr packages in R 3.01 opensuse linux

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Sun Jun 16 16:59:59 CEST 2013

On Jun 16, 2013, at 3:42 AM, ce wrote:

> I can't install rugarch package because installation of nloptr package fails .
> I use opensuse 12.3 
> # uname -a
> Linux candide 3.7.10-1.11-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu May 16 20:27:27 UTC 2013 (adf31bb) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> my gcc version is 4.8.1
> I compiled and installed R 3.01 . then I tried to install rugarch package but it fails because it can't install depended package nloptr.  I try to install nloptr individually with install.packages("nloptr"), i get a lot of deprecated messages and it fails. I attach log file . when I try to compile nlopt software it also gives similar messages. 

The first (and only) error says:

gcc -std=gnu99 -shared -L/usr/local/lib64 -o nloptr.so nloptr.o -lm nlopt-2.3/lib/libnlopt_cxx.a -lstdc++ -L/usr/local/lib64/R/lib -lR
gcc: error: nlopt-2.3/lib/libnlopt_cxx.a: No such file or directory
make: *** [nloptr.so] Error 1
ERROR: compilation failed for package ‘nloptr’
* removing ‘/usr/local/lib64/R/library/nloptr’

It's unclear how that could be "similar" to messages when attempting to install NLopt.

There are a variety of build requirements for NLopt listed at the opens use repository:


BuildRequires:  gcc-c++
BuildRequires:  hdf5-devel
BuildRequires:  octave-devel
BuildRequires:  pkgconfig
BuildRequires:  python-numpy-devel

You nave not mentioned any of those (non-R)  packages. It would seem that you should be seeking assistance in installing NLopt and that your provided material is not particularly on point of that issue. I suspect there is a mailing list for opensuse.


> Following fails too:
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>> install.packages("nloptr",repos="http://R-Forge.R-project.org")
> Warning message:
> package ‘nloptr’ is not available (for R version 3.0.1) 
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David Winsemius
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