[R-sig-Debian] failure to update package on Ubuntu 7.10

Daniel Nordlund res90sx5 at verizon.net
Sun Nov 18 09:59:31 CET 2007

I am running R-2.6.0 on Ubuntu 7.10.  I have successfully installed and updated packages on Ubuntu 6.10 and 7.04.  I think I have also successfully updated packages after upgrading to 7.10.  However, today I tried to update Hmisc, mgcv, and tseries, and received the following error message:

/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgfortran

As far as I can tell I have gfortran installed.  I don't know R or Ubuntu well enough to track down the problem.  Is this a known problem, or do I have to set an environment variable or specify a special parameter to make to tell R where to find gfortran.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



Daniel Nordlund
Bothell, WA USA

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