[BioC] Problems installing Rcurl

Kasper Daniel Hansen khansen at stat.berkeley.edu
Tue Jan 19 20:38:53 CET 2010

This is hard to answer as this is extremely distribution specific.

Most distribution takes something like curl and splits it into two parts, a client library and a development library.  How they do this and what the library is named is pretty artificial (although I am sure each distribution has some guidelines).  Traditionally a development library would be called curl-devel and it does not seem to be any of the ones you are listing (perhaps the first one).  It might even be that there is no split into two libraries for a given distribution.

If you cannot find it using the standard search toosl for your distribution, you need to ask people who use your distribution (which means a different email list).


On Jan 15, 2010, at 11:35 AM, Martino Barenco wrote:

> Hello list,
> I am trying to install Rcurl under Mint/Ubuntu. I installed curl  
> 7.19.5-1 ubuntu2 using synaptic, the binary package manager but when  
> I try to locate curl-config as specified in the FAQ, it is nowhere to  
> be found. So I suspect I might have installed curl only, when I  
> needed to install curl-dev (again, this is specified in the FAQ).  
> Now, the problem I have is that I cannot find that "curl-dev". Doing  
> a search in synaptic returns the following options:
> libcurl-ocaml-dev
> libwww-curl-perl
> liblua5.1-curl-dev
> libghc6-curl-dev
> Is is one of the above? if not, what is the alternative, ie where can  
> I find it* and how do I install it?
> Many thanks,
> Martino
> *I did try to follow the link in the FAQ (http://curl.haxx.se/ 
> download.html), but it is not clear to me which option I should  
> choose or even whether what I am looking for is there at all.
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