[R-pkg-devel] R-devel installation and libcurl

Jim Lemon drjimlemon at gmail.com
Fri Oct 16 12:46:38 CEST 2015

I have been attempting to install R-devel to check updated packages for
CRAN. After reading the relevant section in R Installation and
Administration, searching and a lot of unsuccessful fiddling with
"configure", I thought I might as well ask.

Platform: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit)
Running under: Fedora 21 (Twenty One)

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

configure hits the wall when checking for libcurl. I installed libcurl
v7.37.0 and while it is recognized, I have not succeeded in getting it to
find curl.h (it's in /usr/include/curl/curl.h). R Installation ahd
Administration seems to suggest that the path information should be put in
MkRules.local. However, that file is nowhere to be found. Neither can I
find any variable in "configure" that specifies where to look for curl.h.

I'm sure that this is very simple, but if anyone can provide a method to
stop the:

checking curl/curl.h usability... no
checking curl/curl.h presence... no
checking for curl/curl.h... no
configure: error: libcurl >= 7.28.0 library and headers are required with
support for https

error I would be most grateful.


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