[R] Missing dependencies in pkg installs

Conklin, Mike (GfK) Mike.Conklin at gfk.com
Fri Jun 23 15:50:04 CEST 2017

I had the same thought in the shower this morning but I was disappointed to find that SElinux was disabled on the system.  My next step will be to install a previous version of R on the system.  My problem is that I am planning a shiny server installation and at least half of the apps on the current system depend on these libraries that will not install.
W. Michael Conklin
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-----Original Message-----
From: Don Cohen [mailto:don-r-help at isis.cs3-inc.com] 
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2017 6:18 PM
To: Duncan Murdoch
Cc: Conklin, Mike (GfK); Martin Maechler; r-help at r-project.org
Subject: Re: [R] Missing dependencies in pkg installs

Duncan Murdoch writes:
 > On 22/06/2017 5:02 PM, Conklin, Mike (GfK) wrote:
 > > I am using debug on the .install_packages function...stepping through. Once the temporary folder is created and the tar file expanded I run file_test and get a FALSE back indicating that the configure file is not executable.
 > I don't know what is causing this bug.  Perhaps a Linux user can  > reproduce it and fix it.
 > Here's what I see:
 > file_test("-x") calls file.access(filename, 1L).  That in turn calls the  > C library function access(..., X_OK).  The ... is the name of the file,  > translated into the local encoding and expanded.  As far as I can see,  > that means ... should be exactly the string below.
 > >
 > > [1] "/tmp/RtmpMM6iC1/R.INSTALLc5ca415e4310/stringi"
 > The only thing I can think of is that your system is protecting you from  > executing a newly created file until some sort of virus or other check  > is done.  (This is common on Windows, but I've never heard of it before  > on Linux.)

Just a thought - are you running SELinux ?
Check the log files for refusals to run programs.

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