[R] lmtest build fails, readline problem

Torsten Hothorn Torsten.Hothorn at rzmail.uni-erlangen.de
Fri Jul 12 08:44:03 CEST 2002

> Hi everyone,
> I've downloaded the lmtest package, but I'm having trouble building it.
> Here's the output:
> copland:/home/wilson/tmp# R CMD INSTALL -l /usr/lib/R/library
> lmtest_0.9-0.tar.gz
> * Installing *source* package 'lmtest' ...
> ** libs
> g77   -fPIC  -g -O2 -c pan.f -o pan.o
> gcc -shared  -o lmtest.so pan.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

this was on this list on July 9 (subject: mvtnorm failure or something
like that), citing Dirks answer:

> > /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lreadline

This is a pretty clear message:  you need to install the matching -dev
for readline so that you can /compile and link/ against readline,
currently you
only run pre-built programs using readline.  


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