[Rd] Install R 2.14 From Source : lattice Error

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Thu Jun 9 18:42:40 CEST 2011

On Jun 9, 2011, at 3:00 AM, Dario Strbenac wrote:

> I'm installing the latest development version of R on Ubuntu 10.04 
> Revision: 56096
> Last Changed Date: 2011-06-08
> and the make command runs for a while, then I get :
> ** testing if installed package can be loaded
> Error in dyn.load(file, DLLpath = DLLpath, ...) : 
>  unable to load shared object '/usr/local/lib64/R/library/lattice/libs/lattice.so':
>  libR.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
> Error : package 'lattice' could not be loaded
> Error: loading failed
> Execution halted
> I'm not sure why it is referring to a file in /usr/local since I did 
> ./configure --prefix=/home/darstr/tmp/R-devel
> before make.
> Also, the file mentioned in the error exists and is readable.
> $ ls -l /usr/local/lib64/R/library/lattice/libs/lattice.so
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 31813 2011-06-07 13:17 /usr/local/lib64/R/library/lattice/libs/lattice.so

Yes, but it's the wrong file.

> What should I try next ?

You're apparently using the wrong R and/or have packages from different R installations around. The lattice you see is from another R that was compiled with --enable-R-shlib while you configured R without it so they are incompatible. Make sure you installed your compiled R properly and don't mix packages between the R installations (see .libPaths() in R).


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