[R-sig-Debian] A newbee problem compiling R in ubuntu.

Kenneth Roy Cabrera Torres krcabrer at une.net.co
Mon Feb 1 06:15:16 CET 2010

Thank you Mr. Dirk Eddelbuettel:

> Here is a simple suggestion:  go to 
>      http://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/ubuntu/
> and read how to obtain pre-built current binaries for your Ubuntu system.

I got the ubuntu repositorie and I "sudo aptitude install" all the R
related files...

But still the problem.

> | 
> | Then when I try to call R it shows me this message:
> | 
> | Fatal error: unable to open the base package
> | 
> | But if I work as superuser, like "sudo R", everything works fine.
> | 
> | I understand that it is a privileges issue, but where and how can I fix
> | the problem?
> That is close to impossible to say based on the information you provided.
> Some files must have gotten root access when you meant to have only user
> access.  You could use a tool like strace to see exactly where the access
> fails.

I try the precompiled version, but I still have the problem...

With "strace" I got a very large output... where do I look for to see
the problem?

Thank you for your help

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