[R-sig-Debian] no acceptable C compiler

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Tue Mar 28 01:33:54 CEST 2006

On 27 March 2006 at 14:52, Fred J. wrote:
| dear R users
|  not sure why I am not able to install tkrplot.
|  > install.pacakges ("tkrplot", dependencies=TRUE)

For this particular package, you can do

	$ apt-get install r-cran-tkrplot

instead :)

|  ...
|  Configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $path
|  ...
|  well,
|  I am using debian testing 2.6.15, 
|  R Version 2.2.1  (2005-12-20 r36812)
|  #whereis gcc
|  gcc: /usr/lib/gcc

That looks like a mismatch between what R was built with and what you have
installed.  What does this show on your box?

edd at basebud:~$ grep ^CC /etc/R/Makeconf 
CC = gcc

It may want gcc-3.3 or gcc-3.4 in which case you'd need to install that


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