[BioC] Unable to load Rgaphviz

Martin Morgan mtmorgan at fhcrc.org
Mon Dec 29 19:10:40 CET 2008

"anupam sinha" <anupam.contact at gmail.com> writes:

> Hi,
>        My heartiest greetings for Christmas and New Year to all of you. I am
> presently working on the evolutionary dynamics of Metabolic Interaction
> Networks(enzyme centric) for which I have installed R and subsequently
> Rgraphviz. But  whenever I try to load Rgraphviz using the command
> 'library("Rgraphviz")' it gives the following error:
> library("Rgraphviz")
> Error in dyn.load(file, ...) :
>   unable to load shared library
> '/home/anupam/R/i686-redhat-linux-gnu-library/2.6/Rgraphviz/libs/Rgraphviz.so':
>   libgvc.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
> Error : .onLoad failed in 'loadNamespace' for 'Rgraphviz'
> Error: package/namespace load failed for 'Rgraphviz'

Likely graphviz (not Rgraphviz) has been installed in such a way that
the graphviz libraries can not be found. A solution might be to set
LD_LIBRARY_PATH or, better, to run ldconfig with appropriate


> Can anyone tell me whats happening???
> Regards,
> Anupam Sinha
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