[R-sig-hpc] Installing R-3.3 on a HPC cluster

R P Herrold herrold at owlriver.com
Thu May 5 20:19:33 CEST 2016

On Thu, 5 May 2016, Ali Siavosh-Haghighi wrote:

> Thanks for your help. It needs newer glibc and I rather not 
> to mess with it on our cluster. Is there a work around?

actually ./configure then dies due to wanting a later zlib 
version than is available

checking if zlib version >= 1.2.5... no
checking whether zlib support suffices... configure: error: 
zlib library and headers are required

[root at centos-6 ~]# rpm -qa zlib\*

There is not any easy workaround within the four corners of 
RHEL / CentOS 6 series.  a 'difficult' workaround is the 'scl' 
extensions to permit carrying around later libraries on a 
binary by binary basis, later package versions along side of 
the 'normal' ones present, but this is out of scope here -- 

As I recall there is a miling list, or failing that, the 
centos-devel mailing list (referenced at the foot of that 
page) would be monitored by people who 'live and breathe' 
those picky details

-- Russ herrold

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