[Rd] rgeos on Linux requires GEOS 3.2.3, not 3.3.1

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Dec 20 13:37:20 CET 2011

On 20/12/2011 11:49, Dan Bebber wrote:
> Some notes on installing rgeos in R 2.14.0 on a Linux Mint 11 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) machine
> 1. rgeos 0.1-15 will not run with GEOS 3.2.0-1, which is the version currently available on Synaptic package manager
> 2. I installed GEOS 3.3.1 (the latest version) from http://trac.osgeo.org/geos/, but rgeos will not run with this either
> 3. I then install GEOS 3.2.3, and now rgeos works fine!
> It seems therefore that there is a mismatch between the GEOS version that is available on Synaptic, and the rgeos version on Cran (just in case anyone else comes across this issue).

Yes, as the package says, GEOS 3.2.2 is required.  But GEOS 3.3.1 does 
work on many platforms (see the CRAN check summaries for proof; and I 
also have a Mac OS X build up).

This really isn't the appropriate list: talk to the maintainer or use 

> Best wishes,
> Dan Bebber
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