[R] package ‘build-essential’ is not available (for R version 3.0.2)
josh.m.ulrich at gmail.com
Mon Nov 11 14:12:10 CET 2013
Have you read these instructions?
They say to run
sudo apt-get install r-base-dev
which should install 'build-essential' (which is an Ubuntu package,
not an R package).
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On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 5:02 AM, Charles Evans <cevans at chyden.net> wrote:
> I have searched on the R-Project site, R-Help archives, and the Internet
> at large, and I cannot find a solution to my problem.
> I am running R version 3.0.2 (2013-09-25) -- "Frisbee Sailing" on Ubuntu
> When I try to install several packages, including quantmod, with
> dependencies=T set, and I keep getting long lists of packages that
> result in "installation of package 'X' had non-zero exit status". When
> I try to install X, I get another list of packages that failed to install.
> After a few iterations of this, the package that I am trying to install
> is listed among the packages that have failed to install.
> I found a reference online to build-essential, but when I tried to
> install that, I got "package ‘build-essential’ is not available (for R
> version 3.0.2)".
> Any hints or follow-up questions would be greatly appreciated.
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