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

ce zadig_1 at excite.com
Mon Jun 17 21:11:34 CEST 2013

Hi Pascal,

Indeed by following your advice I succeeded to install nloptr. 
Thank you very much,

-----Original Message-----
From: "Pascal Oettli" [kridox at ymail.com]
Date: 06/17/2013 05:30 AM
To: "ce" <zadig_1 at excite.com>
CC: "" <r-help at r-project.org>
Subject: Re: [R] can't install rugarch and nloptr packages in R 3.01 opensuse


I was able to install the "nloptr" package by editing the src/Makevars file.

I added the line
         mv .libs lib; \
         make install; \
         ls | grep -v ^include$$ | grep -v ^lib$$ | xargs rm -rf; \
for NLopt compilation.

You probably should contact the package maintainer for more details.

Hope this helps,

On 16/06/13 19:42, 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.
> 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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