[R-sig-Debian] 32 bit 64 bit question, ELFCLASS32 error

semih ozlem @em|hoz|em@em|hoz|em @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Feb 1 16:20:45 CET 2021

Hi everyone,

On a usb with knoppix live uname -a gives the response

Linux Microknoppix 5.3.5-64 #16 SMP PREEMPT Wed Oct 23 02:08:38 CEST 2019
x86_64 GNU/Linux

uname -i


I am trying to run a python script that uses R, and I am getting an error:
OSError: cannot load library '/usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so':
/usr/lib/R/lib/libR.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32

When look at the directory /usr/lib/R/lib/, the file libR.so is listed

When I look up on the internet what might be the cause of this, there is
some indication about R being of 32 bit or 4 bit architecture. But I am not
able to resolve the issue on my own completely.

when R starts it states that the Platform is i686-pc-linux-gnu (32-bit)

Does anyone have any idea why R is installed as 32-bit, and if and how can
it be changed to 64-bit, and if this indeed is the cause of the problem I
am facing.

Thank you for your time and patience?

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