[R] Problem and Question regarding R
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Aug 31 21:59:17 CEST 2003
That's strange (RedHat again?) it is part of the gcc build, and not part
of f2c. It looks to me as if the version actually used is
in gcc-g77-3.2-7 on RH8.0. SuSE may well be different.
On Sun, 31 Aug 2003, Jonathan Baron wrote:
> It is a slow day, and those who really know the answers may not
> be around. So here goes.
> On 08/31/03 20:43, Bernhard Bals wrote:
> ># rpm -i R-base-1.7.1-1.i386.rpm
> >error: failed dependencies:
> > libg2c.so.0 is needed by R-base-1.7.1-1
> >There seems to be only one dependency missing (hope that's all). Since
> >I've installed the Professional Edition with all the compilers and
> >libraries, it's maybe only a naming problem.
> >What's behind this missing library?
> On my Red Hat System (noodle), I get:
> baron at noodle /usr/lib > "ls" -l libg2c*
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Apr 8 13:57
> libg2c.so.0 -> libg2c.so.0.0.0
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 109976 Feb 25 2003
> In other words, it is linked to libg2c.so.0.0.0. Also, where
> does it come from?
> baron at noodle /usr/lib > rpm -q --whatprovides libg2c.so.0
> baron at noodle /usr/lib > rpm -ql libf2c
> In sum, it seems you need the rpm called libf2c.
> >Do you think I need or should compile and install R myself (not using
> >one of the binary distributions)?
> I have done this, and I do recommend it if you have a reasonably
> fast computer. But in this particular case, based on
> guesstimation from the name of the missing rpm, I bit you would
> need it anyway.
> Another way to find missing rpms is by typing in the name of the
> relevant file in the search section of
In this case, don't. Install g77.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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