[R] R-1.9.0: configure/install problem

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Apr 20 13:47:31 CEST 2004

It is not an R issue but a bash issue: it is sh not R that is reporting 
the error.  It might be that the paths R sets are part of the problem: are 
you sure there is no libreadline in /usr/local/lib, for example?

Earlier versions of readline are static libraries, precisely to avoid this 
kind of problem.

On Tue, 20 Apr 2004, Ulrich Flenker wrote:

> On Tue, 20 Apr 2004, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> > This looks like a readline version problem for the shell /bin/sh
> > (presumably actually bash) you have installed.  Do you have an older
> > version of readline somewhere on your system?
> > 
> Thanks for the quick reply!
> /bin/sh is a symbolic link to /bin bash. 'ldd /bin/bash' gives:
>         libreadline.so.4 => /lib/libreadline.so.4 (0x4002f000)
>         libhistory.so.4 => /lib/libhistory.so.4 (0x4005c000)
>         libncurses.so.5 => /lib/libncurses.so.5 (0x40063000)
>         libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0x400a9000)
>         libc.so.6 => /lib/i686/libc.so.6 (0x400ad000)
>         /lib/ld-linux.so.2 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x40000000)
> In directory /lib there is libreadline.so.4, which is a symbolic link to
> libreadline.so.4.3. I didn't find any other candidates for
> readline-libraries on my system. How to proceed? Should I transfer old
> readline-files from my old box?


> Which readline-versions is R known to work with? Writing these lines, I 
> think I remember this was an issue on this list some time ago.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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