[R] Problem installing rgdal.

ProfJCNash profjcnash at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 14:10:09 CEST 2016

I found that I have libgdal1-dev installed too.

john at john-J6-2015 ~ $ dpkg -l | grep gdal
ii  libgdal-dev                                 1.10.1+dfsg-5ubuntu1                                amd64
Geospatial Data Abstraction Library - Development files
ii  libgdal1-dev                                1.10.1+dfsg-5ubuntu1                                all
Geospatial Data Abstraction Library - Transitional package
ii  libgdal1h                                   1.10.1+dfsg-5ubuntu1                                amd64
Geospatial Data Abstraction Library
john at john-J6-2015 ~ $

and I get the following outputs in R:

> library(rgdal)
Loading required package: sp
rgdal: version: 1.1-10, (SVN revision 622)
 Geospatial Data Abstraction Library extensions to R successfully loaded
 Loaded GDAL runtime: GDAL 1.10.1, released 2013/08/26
 Path to GDAL shared files: /usr/share/gdal/1.10
 Loaded PROJ.4 runtime: Rel. 4.8.0, 6 March 2012, [PJ_VERSION: 480]
 Path to PROJ.4 shared files: (autodetected)
 Linking to sp version: 1.2-3
> sessionInfo()
R version 3.3.1 (2016-06-21)
Platform: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit)
Running under: Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS

 [1] LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8       LC_NUMERIC=C
 [3] LC_TIME=en_CA.UTF-8        LC_COLLATE=en_CA.UTF-8
 [7] LC_PAPER=en_CA.UTF-8       LC_NAME=C
 [9] LC_ADDRESS=C               LC_TELEPHONE=C

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base

other attached packages:
[1] rgdal_1.1-10 sp_1.2-3

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] grid_3.3.1      lattice_0.20-33

Hope this is helpful.


On 16-10-04 02:19 AM, Rolf Turner wrote:
> I have recently acquired a new laptop and a new OS (Ubuntu 16.04) and have encountered a problem when trying to install
> rgdal.
> The initial hiccups were overcome by installing "libgdal-dev" and "libproj-dev" on my system, and then re-installing the
> package "sp" (as advised by postings that I googled up on StackOverflow.
> But then I came to a shuddering halt when I got the following error response to run
> install.packages("rgdal",lib="/home/rolf/Rlib")
> Error in dyn.load(file, DLLpath = DLLpath, ...) :
>   unable to load shared object '/home/rolf/Rlib/rgdal/libs/rgdal.so':
>   /home/rolf/Rlib/rgdal/libs/rgdal.so: undefined symbol: CPLQuietErrorHandler
> I've googled around a bit on that and could find nothing that I could comprehend.
> Can anyone point me in the right direction?  Ta.
> cheers,
> Rolf Turner

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