[R] RE: mvtnorm package installation failure

A.J. Rossini rossini at blindglobe.net
Tue Jul 9 19:56:53 CEST 2002

>>>>> "jonathan" == jonathan li <jonathan_li at agilent.com> writes:

    jonathan> Hi,
    jonathan> Thank you for the tip.

    jonathan> I tried to re-intall R from Debian "stable", in which R's version is 1.4.0. And the installation 
    jonathan> of "mvtnorm" works. 

    jonathan> I then re-installed R yet again from Debian "unstable" (woody), in which R's version is 1.5.1.
    jonathan> The installation of "mvtnorm" fails again with the same error message. Another package that 
    jonathan> failed with the same error message is "mclust". 

    >> From these phenomena, I suspect that the problem is with the Debian version of R 1.5.1. Can someone
    jonathan> point out a fix?  

It's not Debian:

> install.packages("mvtnorm","/home/faculty/rossini/lib/R")
trying URL `http://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/PACKAGES'
Content type `text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1' length 78331 bytes
opened URL
.......... .......... .......... .......... ..........
.......... .......... ......
downloaded 76Kb

trying URL
Content type `application/x-tar' length 23578 bytes
opened URL
.......... .......... ...
downloaded 23Kb

* Installing *source* package 'mvtnorm' ...
** libs
g77   -fPIC  -g -O2 -c mvt.f -o mvt.o
gcc -shared  -o mvtnorm.so mvt.o
-L/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-linux/2.95.4 -lreadli 
ne -ldl -lncurses -lg2c-pic -lm -L/usr/lib/R/bin -lR
** R
** help
 >>> Building/Updating help pages for package `mvtnorm'
     Formats: text html latex example 
  Mvnorm                            text    html    latex   example
  mvtnorm-internal                  text    html    latex
  pmvnorm                           text    html    latex   example
  pmvt                              text    html    latex   example
* DONE (mvtnorm)


Delete downloaded files (y/N)? u
The packages are in /tmp/RinstdirR552dS66334873

I think you might need the readline devel package.  Maybe try 

        apt-get install libreadline4-dev

to install things?  (or you might need 

        apt-get install libreadline4



    jonathan> Thanks in advance.

    jonathan> Regards,
    jonathan> Jonathan

    jonathan> Jonathan Qiang Li, Ph.D.
    jonathan> Statistician
    jonathan> Agilent Labs
    jonathan> Palo Alto, CA
    jonathan> USA

    jonathan> -----Original Message-----
    jonathan> From: Torsten Hothorn [mailto:Torsten.Hothorn at rzmail.uni-erlangen.de]
    jonathan> Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2002 11:55 PM
    jonathan> To: Jonathan Li
    jonathan> Subject: Re: mvtnorm package installation failure

    >> Hi, I want to thank you in advance for any assistance you may give: I
    >> had
    >> trouble installing the mvtnorm package. Here is the error message I
    >> encountered:
    >> R CMD INSTALL mvtnorm
    >> * Installing *source* package 'mvtnorm' ...
    >> ** libs
    >> gcc -shared  -o mvtnorm.so mvt.o   -L/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-linux/2.95.4
    >> -lreadline -ldl -lncurses -lg2c-pic -lm -L/usr/lib/R/bin -lR
    >> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lreadline
    >> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
    >> make: *** [mvtnorm.so] Error 1
    >> ERROR: compilation failed for package 'mvtnorm'
    >> I am using Debian Linux 2.20 on a Intel machine. R version is 1.5.0.
    >> I have not seen this kind of error before. Any hint is highly
    >> appreciated!

    jonathan> looks like an R installation problem. did you compile R yourself and what
    jonathan> did `make check' say?

    jonathan> Torsten

    >> Best Regards,
    >> Jonathan
    >> -- 
    >> Jonathan Q. Li, PhD
    >> Agilent Technologies Laboratory
    >> Palo Alto, California, USA
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