[Rd] Compiling R-devel - missing some expected features (zlib, bzlib, lzma, PCRE)

Viechtbauer Wolfgang (SP) wolfgang.viechtbauer at maastrichtuniversity.nl
Thu Jun 22 12:48:41 CEST 2017

Hi All,

I am compiling R-devel on Linux (Ubuntu 16.04.2) and that works just fine, but I am missing some of the expected features, as shown here:


In particular, after configure (using all defaults), I see:

R is now configured for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu


  Interfaces supported:      X11
  External libraries:        readline, curl
  Additional capabilities:   PNG, JPEG, TIFF, NLS, cairo, ICU
  Options enabled:           shared BLAS, R profiling

Under 'External libraries', I am missing "zlib, bzlib, lzma, PCRE". As far as I can tell, I have all necessary libs installed:

wviechtb at psysim:~$ dpkg -l | grep zlib
ii  zlib1g:amd64                                1:1.2.8.dfsg-2ubuntu4.1
ii  zlib1g-dev:amd64                            1:1.2.8.dfsg-2ubuntu4.1
wviechtb at psysim:~$ dpkg -l | grep libbz
ii  libbz2-1.0:amd64                            1.0.6-8
ii  libbz2-dev:amd64                            1.0.6-8
wviechtb at psysim:~$ dpkg -l | grep liblzma
ii  liblzma-dev:amd64                           5.1.1alpha+20120614-2ubuntu2
ii  liblzma5:amd64                              5.1.1alpha+20120614-2ubuntu2
wviechtb at psysim:~$ dpkg -l | grep pcre
ii  libpcre16-3:amd64                           2:8.38-3.1
ii  libpcre3:amd64                              2:8.38-3.1
ii  libpcre3-dev:amd64                          2:8.38-3.1
ii  libpcre32-3:amd64                           2:8.38-3.1
ii  libpcrecpp0v5:amd64                         2:8.38-3.1

Any suggestions on what else I may need?


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