[R] Problem with R INSTALL

Agustin Lobo alobo at paleo.ija.csic.es
Wed Jul 17 14:35:41 CEST 2002

After a successful installation of R
> R.version
platform i686-pc-linux-gnu
arch     i686
os       linux-gnu
system   i686, linux-gnu
status   Patched
major    1
minor    5.1

I've started to install packages but I'm totally confused by the
following problem:

R INSTALL boot_1.2-8.tar.gz

and I get

tar: /usr/local/lib/libpthread.so.0: version `GLIBC_2.2' not found
(required by /lib/librt.so.1)

Nevertheless, both gzip and tar work fine. Also, 
the version of my gcc is 2.95.3 (and glibc is 2.2.4). All
coming from suse 7.3.

If I try:
tar -zxf boot_1.2-8.tar.gz

no problem, I get directory boot. Then I try

and get:

* Installing *source* package 'boot' ...
** R
** data
** help
 >>> Building/Updating help pages for package `boot'
     Formats: text html latex example
  EEF.profile                       text    html    latex
  Imp.Estimates                     text    html    latex   example
* DONE (boot)


But then I go to R and:

> library(boot)
Warning message:
Package  `boot' contains no R code in: library(boot)

and yes, in the new directory /usr/local/lib/R/library/boot tehre is no R
.  ..  CONTENTS  DESCRIPTION  INDEX  R-ex  TITLE  data  help  html  latex

despite the fact that there is one in the directory
that comes from the tar.gz file

ls /usr/local/R-patched/R-1.5.1-recommended/boot
.  ..  DESCRIPTION  INDEX  PORTING  R  bd.q  data  man

In some other packages, like cluster, I get
* Installing *source* package 'cluster' ...
** libs
WARNING: no source files found
** R
** data

Don't really know what/where to look. Any help?


Dr. Agustin Lobo
Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra (CSIC)
Lluis Sole Sabaris s/n
08028 Barcelona SPAIN
tel 34 93409 5410
fax 34 93411 0012
alobo at ija.csic.es

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