[R-sig-Debian] trouble installing building packages from source using R 2.6.0 on Ubuntu Gutsy AMD64

Mark W Kimpel mwkimpel at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 16:26:33 CET 2007

I have recently upgraded to Ubuntu Gutsy and, for the first time, am 
using a 64-bit installation. After failing miserably to install R from 
source, not a problem for me in the past with a 32-bit install, I went 
the route of using the Debian Etch build. This went smoothly, but I am 
unable to update my numerous R and BioConductor packages, getting 
non-zero exit status errors on each package. Is there a repository of 
pre-built packages for Debian Etch 64 besides the r-base and 
r-recommended? If not, could someone suggest how I might get things 
working installing from source?

I have installed the ia32 library, which did help me build VMWare, but 
did not help with R. Reading the R-admin manual, there are some 
suggested compiler flags, but I don't know how to enter them as I am a 
relative new-comer to Linux.

Thanks so much,


Mark W. Kimpel MD  ** Neuroinformatics ** Dept. of Psychiatry
Indiana University School of Medicine

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