[BioC] XML under Debian

Anja Schiel a.e.schiel at lumc.nl
Mon Mar 14 14:22:12 CET 2005

Dear all,
this problem has been issued before but with different error messages.
I have already installed  the recommended package libxml-dev and still
get this message

 R CMD INSTALL XML_0.97-0.tar.gz
* Installing *source* package 'XML' ...
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for xml2-config... no
Cannot find xml2-config
ERROR: configuration failed for package 'XML'

I am apparently missing something, any suggestions what else I should
install before XML?

I am running Debian 2.6.8-2-386 (testing) and R 2.0.1 (installed with
the apt-get command, r-base and r-recommended)

Thanks in advance,
Anja Schiel

Anja E. Schiel, Ph.D.
Departments of General Internal Medicine and Human Genetics
Leiden University Medical Center
PO Box 9503
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands 
tel: -31-(0)71-5276067
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