[R-SIG-Mac] [R-sig-Geo] Problems installing rgdal from source

Roger Bivand Roger.Bivand at nhh.no
Sun Sep 10 16:11:29 CEST 2006

On Sat, 9 Sep 2006, Jonathan Greenberg wrote:

> I am going through some similar problems getting rgdal running on macos x:
> sudo ./usr/local/bin/R64 CMD INSTALL
> --configure-args='--with-proj-include=/usr/local/include
> --with-proj-lib=/usr/local/lib' rgdal
> ...
> checking proj_api.h usability... yes
> checking proj_api.h presence... yes
> checking for proj_api.h... yes
> checking for pj_init_plus in -lproj... no
> libproj.a and/or proj_api.h not found.
> If the PROJ.4 library is installed in a non-standard location,
> use --configure-args='--with-proj-include=/opt/local/include
> --with-proj-lib=/opt/local/lib' for example, replacing /opt/local/*
> with appropriate values for your installation.
> If PROJ.4 is not installed, install it.
> ERROR: configuration failed for package 'rgdal'
> ** Removing '/usr/local/lib64/R/library/rgdal'
> ** Restoring previous '/usr/local/lib64/R/library/rgdal'

Is there any possibility that pj_init_plus is being hidden? Is this maybe 
a symptom of the buggy gcc (gcc not running correctly in configure)? With 
two people with the same problem (configure not finding a function in 
libproj.a that has to be there, and when libproj.a is in a very standard 
place), it must be possible to establish what they share. What is the gcc 


> Response from ls /usr/local/lib/libproj*:
> /usr/local/lib/libproj.0.5.0.dylib      /usr/local/lib/libproj.dylib
> /usr/local/lib/libproj.0.dylib          /usr/local/lib/libproj.la
> /usr/local/lib/libproj.a
> ***
> I did a standard ./configure, make, sudo make install for proj-4.4.9 (after
> going through the same fink issue as the previous poster).  Any suggestions?
> You'll note the only real difference (I can't imagine why this would matter)
> is that I'm running the 64 bit version of R found at
> http://r.research.att.com/
> --j

Roger Bivand
Economic Geography Section, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of
Economics and Business Administration, Helleveien 30, N-5045 Bergen,
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