[R-sig-Debian] ubuntu problem with 'r-cran-robustbase' [FWD Agustin Lobo]

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue May 12 11:45:12 CEST 2009

Agustin, posted on R-help.
I think the problem is one of the debian/ubuntu package
'r-cran-robustbase' and its setup or (missing?) dependencies.

I can confirm Agustin's problem, working on Ubuntu 8.04.2
(8.04 is a "LTS" = long time support version).

  apt-get install r-cran-robustbase

works fine, but when trying to load the package,
there's a DLL - dependency on libRlapack.so 
which is not fulfilled (and not fulfillable: There's *no*

For me,

  $ /usr/bin/R CMD config LAPACK_LIBS

and lapack.so is found inside /usr/lib/R/modules/ 
and liblapack.so from the 'lapack3' Debian/Ubuntu package 
is simply in /usr/lib/libpack.so  

Could it be that this is caused by an Ubuntu / Debian 

Thank you in advance,

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich

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From: Agustin Lobo <aloboaleu at gmail.com>
To: "r-help at r-project.org" <r-help at r-project.org>
Subject: [R] robustbase: cannot install
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 18:20:14 +0200

This is really odd,
I've installed the binary of robustbase through synaptic on an ubuntu 
8.04 machine and get:
 > library(robustbase)
Error in dyn.load(file, DLLpath = DLLpath, ...) :
   unable to load shared library 
   libRlapack.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Error: package/namespace load failed for 'robustbase'

The package is where it is suposed to be:

is this not a problem at compiling?

The problem is that if I try to install the source with 
install.packages("robustbase"), I get:
gcc -std=gnu99 -shared -o robustbase.so R-rng4ftn.o init.o lmrob.o mc.o 
qn_sn.o rf-common.o rffastmcd.o rfltsreg.o wgt_himed.o -L/usr/lib/R/lib 
-lRlapack -lblas -L/usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.2 -lgfortran -lm 
-L/usr/lib/gcc/i486-linux-gnu/4.2 -lgfortran -lm -L/usr/lib/R/lib -lR
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lRlapack
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

Despite the fact that I do have Rlapack:
-L/usr/lib/R/lib -lRlapack

Am I doing something wrong?


Dr. Agustin Lobo
Institut de Ciencies de la Terra "Jaume Almera" (CSIC)
LLuis Sole Sabaris s/n
08028 Barcelona
Tel. 34 934095410
Fax. 34 934110012
email: Agustin.Lobo at ija.csic.es

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