[R-sig-ME] had bad day finding lme4a. could one of you put a roadmap page somewhere?

Ben Bolker bbolker at gmail.com
Thu Jun 9 18:14:29 CEST 2011

On 06/09/2011 12:07 PM, Paul Johnson wrote:
> Hi, everybody. I got a new computer and have to re-install stuff.  It
> has been a drag.  Trouble with Debian Linux, Dell devices, kernel
> conflicts with Sandy Bridge architecture.  I may be asking because I'm
> already on the edge of madness.
> I wonder if finding lme4a is supposed to be difficult.  Am I missing a
> roadmap webpage somewhere? Check here
> http://r-forge.r-project.org/
> I search for lme4a in the groups menu at the top:
> "No matches found for lme4a"
> I do find a result for "lme4". However, on that page, I don't find lme4a.
> I googled a while, starting to think this new pc was really a mistake.
> Eventually, I found an email from Doug B that gave the recipe, so I
> think I have found the source code.
>  install.packages(c("lme4a","Matrix"), repos="http://R-Forge.R-project.org")

  This is not obvious, but try looking here:


which will give you the incantation


  don't know about your toolchain issues though ...

> I cannot compile it, however, because of a problem in my "toolchain"
> that I need to work out. I'll work it out. I've got too many
> generations of compilers floating about.  The newest gcc 4.6 split out
> libquadmath.so, and  But somehow my g++ doesn't know how to link with
> it.  But I've seen plenty of these things before.
> g++ -shared -o minqa.so altmov.o bigden.o biglag.o bobyqa.o bobyqb.o
> lagmax.o minqa.o newuoa.o newuob.o prelim.o rescue.o trsapp.o trsbox.o
> trstep.o uobyqa.o uobyqb.o update.o updatebobyqa.o
> -L/usr/local/lib/R/site-library/Rcpp/lib -lRcpp
> -Wl,-rpath,/usr/local/lib/R/site-library/Rcpp/lib -lgfortran -lm
> -lquadmath -L/usr/lib64/R/lib -lR
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgfortran
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lquadmath
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make: *** [minqa.so] Error 1
> ERROR: compilation failed for package ‘minqa’
> * removing ‘/usr/local/lib/R/site-library/minqa’
> * installing *source* package ‘MatrixModels’ ...

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