[R-sig-Geo] Problem installing rgeos

chris english englishchristophera at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 13:44:42 CEST 2015


I found this discussion that chokes at the same point as yours on:

I don't know that it will be applicable. Why don't you post your
sessionInfo() as this may be useful to others in the future.  Which version
of GEOS do you have installed?


On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 10:34 AM, Waichler, Scott R <Scott.Waichler at pnnl.gov>

> Thanks for the suggestions, but I think what I need is help tracking down
> what the exact error is in the compilation.  Let me try again with the part
> of the output describing the error:
> > install.packages("rgeos", dependencies = F, repos = "
> http://cran.fhcrc.org/")
> . . .
> checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
> checking for suffix of executables...
> checking whether we are cross compiling... configure: error: in
> `/tmp/RtmpUjYUle/R.INSTALL41c15690b9e1/rgeos':
> configure: error: cannot run C compiled programs.
> If you meant to cross compile, use `--host'.
> See `config.log' for more details
> ERROR: configuration failed for package 'rgeos'
> * removing '/files3/R/R-3.2.1_install/lib64/R/library/rgeos'
> It says I should refer to config.log for more details.  The only
> config.log file I can find in the directory tree is the one for geos, which
> I installed a couple of years ago, and did not give me problems with
> previous installations of rgeos under earlier releases of R.  In case there
> is a clue, here is the output in that config.log around the cross compile
> message:
> configure:3682: result:
> configure:3704: checking whether we are cross compiling
> configure:3712: gcc -o conftest    conftest.c  >&5
> configure:3716: $? = 0
> configure:3723: ./conftest
> Is there a config.log for the attempted rgeos installation?  Where would I
> find it?
> > You're build is failing pretty early in the configuration process which
> > suggests you are missing some tools in your development
> > environment.  The latest geos was found. Was that a binary or built from
> > source?  If from source you have the necessary tools in your dev
> > environment and it may merely be a function of dropping the depends in
> > you install.packages call....
> Rgeos was built from source.
> Thanks,
> Scott Waichler

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