[R] RODBC installation in debian

Jean Eid jeaneid at chass.utoronto.ca
Thu Apr 22 14:29:40 CEST 2004

I just did this yesterday. you do not have an ODBC driver ( as it says in
the log). you need to (as root) use apt-get install unixodbc and apt-get
install unixodbc-dev.
The unixodbc package alone will not work, you need to install unixodbc-dev

Hope this helps.

I have a question for you since you are running debian. does control-c
cotrol-c kill the data editor when it is envoked. Please let me know, it
is so frustrating to kill it by mouse everytime I need to look at a
dataframe. What debian are you using, I am using debian testing.
pleae run this experiment for me ans let me knwo what happens.

edit(as.data.frame(matrix(0, ncol=7, nrow=10)))
 and then try to kill it by issuing control-c control-c . In mine you have
to finish the job by clicking on the kill symbol in the data editor


On Thu, 22 Apr 2004, Mahbub Latif wrote:

> Hello List,
> I am trying to install RODBC package in a debian linux
> box but getting the following message. Can anyone help
> me to find what I am doing wrong here:
> $ R CMD INSTALL RODBC_1.0-4.tar.gz
> ###
> * Installing *source* package 'RODBC' ...
> checking for gcc... gcc
> checking for C compiler default output... a.out
> checking whether the C compiler works... yes
> checking whether we are cross compiling... no
> checking for suffix of executables...
> checking for suffix of object files... o
> checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler...
> yes
> checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
> checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none
> needed
> checking for library containing SQLTables... no
> configure: error: "no ODBC driver manager found"
> ERROR: configuration failed for package 'RODBC'
> ** Removing '/usr/local/lib/R/site-library/RODBC'
> R > version
> platform i686-pc-linux-gnu
> arch     i686
> os       linux-gnu
> system   i686, linux-gnu
> status
> major    1
> minor    9.0
> year     2004
> month    04
> day      12
> language R
> Thanks,
> Mahbub.
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