[R] Problem installing rgdal.

Rolf Turner r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Wed Oct 5 10:39:43 CEST 2016

On 05/10/16 20:47, Rainer M Krug wrote:
> Rolf Turner <r.turner at auckland.ac.nz> writes:
>> On 05/10/16 12:56, ProfJCNash wrote:
>>> Can you build/install the source package? I had a problem once where my libraries were "too recent" for the R package,
>>> but I could build against my installed base. In any event, it may point out the source of the problem.
>>> I can appreciate your frustration -- been there, but wish I hadn't.
>> Essentially install.packages() builds from source.
>> I also tried to install from the source tarball; same error resulted.
>> Surely there *must* be somebody out there who understands what's going
>> on and how to fix it.  Mustn't there?
> I didn't follow the thread closely, but these types of errors can mean
> version conflicts, i.e. that you have either two versions of gdal
> installed and the installer picks up the wrong version or a mix of
> versions or that you have the wrong version installed.
> Check you gdal installations (from source, package manager, whatever
> there is), uninstall gdal completely and search thoroughly if there are
> any leftovers (apt-get purge ...). Then I would logout and login again -
> just to be sure that all caches are up to date (although I doubt this
> is necessary).
> Than I would check if there are any stray installations or rgdal sitting
> in any library.
> Than I would install all ubuntu packages neeed for gdal (from the CRAN
> for rgdal: "for building from source: GDAL >= 1.6.3, library from http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/DownloadSource and PROJ.4 (proj >= 4.4.9) from http://download.osgeo.org/proj/"), make sure that
> they are working from the commandline, and that try again installing the
> version of rgdal.
> And if not, there is r-sig-spatial which is a much better place to ask
> rgdal related questions than r-help.
> Hope this helps.

Thanks.  That seems to be good advice.  I'll try it.



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