[R-sig-Debian] Rattle - libglade not found

Paul Leo p.leo at uq.edu.au
Fri Oct 30 09:03:41 CET 2009

That a very outdated version of R, current is R2.10

I just installed r2.10 and used
setRepositories() # choose CRAN
install.packages() # choose rattle
** preparing package for lazy loading
Loading required package: XML
Warning: package 'XML' was built under R version 2.7.1 and help may not
work correctly
** help
*** installing help indices
** building package indices ...
* DONE (rattle)

... ignored warnings:

rattle() # launched a gui interface that seems to work 

> sessionInfo()
R version 2.10.0 (2009-10-26) 

 [1] LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8       LC_NUMERIC=C              
 [3] LC_TIME=en_AU.UTF-8        LC_COLLATE=en_AU.UTF-8    
 [5] LC_MONETARY=C              LC_MESSAGES=en_AU.UTF-8   
 [7] LC_PAPER=en_AU.UTF-8       LC_NAME=C                 
 [9] LC_ADDRESS=C               LC_TELEPHONE=C            

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods

other attached packages:
[1] RGtk2_2.12.5-3 rattle_2.5.1   pmml_1.2.19    XML_1.95-3    

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] tcltk_2.10.0 tools_2.10.0

so perhaps a new intall and check those "attached packages listed above"
I have ubuntu 8.1 so you may need to check those library versions

-----Original Message-----
From: Graham Smith <myotisone at gmail.com>
To: r-sig-debian at r-project.org
Subject: [R-sig-Debian] Rattle - libglade not found
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 07:07:02 +0000

I have just installed rattle on Ubntu 9.04, and R  2.8.1 and get an
error message when I try to run it.

> library(rattle)
> rattle()
Error in rattle() :
  The RGtk2 package did not find libglade installed. Please install it.

I have installed libglade2-dev  through synaptic, and following
suggestion from an earlier thread re-installed RGtk2 using
install.packages, and through synaptic.

Can anyone offer some help - you may realise that I am not that
familiar with Linux/Ubuntu.

Many thanks,


P.S. I have cross posted this on the Ubuntu forum, before remembering
this forum existed.

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