[R-sig-Debian] Problem installing rgdal on a laptop running Ubuntu 16.04.1

Michael Rutter marutter at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 00:12:35 CEST 2016

On 10/04/2016 05:54 PM, Rolf Turner wrote:
> I previously sent a cri de coeur about this problem to the r-help list
> but so far have not managed to extract a solution.  So I am trying here.
> (Uh, Ubuntu *is* a "special instance" of Debian, isn't it?)
> The problem is that I cannot install rgdal, and I need it.  Rather
> desperately.
> I do:
>     install.packages("rgdal",lib="/home/rolf/Rlib")
> and get the error message:
>> ** testing if installed package can be loaded
>> Error in dyn.load(file, DLLpath = DLLpath, ...) :
>>   unable to load shared object '/home/rolf/Rlib/rgdal/libs/rgdal.so':
>>   /home/rolf/Rlib/rgdal/libs/rgdal.so: undefined symbol:
>> CPLQuietErrorHandler
>> Error: loading failed
>> Execution halted


I would go to the cran2deb4ubuntu PPA and install r-cran-gdal from 
there.  It will install all the needed dependencies.



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