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

Johannes Ranke jranke at uni-bremen.de
Tue Oct 30 16:52:19 CET 2007

Hi Mark,

Did you try what is written at the very end of the READMEs




i.e. install r-base-dev and then update the packages from within R?


* Mark W Kimpel <mwkimpel at gmail.com> [071030 16:40]:
> 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
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