[R] Problems with R CMD INSTALL on SUSE-LINUX 9.0
ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Fri Feb 13 19:42:26 CET 2004
Joerg Polzehl wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> I've recently upgraded to SUSE-LINUX 9.0 and R 1.8.1 (using the
> RPM-'s from CRAN).
> I've checked that all required LINUX-Packages as listet in the
> README.html in /bin/linux/SUSE
> are installed.
> I've then tried to INSTALL and check a package.
> Installation with
> R CMD INSTALL -l Rcontrib aws
> * Installing *source* package 'aws' ...
> ** libs
> make: »aws.so« ist bereits aktualisiert.
> ** help
> >>> Building/Updating help pages for package 'aws'
> Formats: text html latex example
> * DONE (aws)
> looks fine.
> When I try to use the package I get the following:
> polzehl at dhcp-154:~> R
> R : Copyright 2003, The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
> Version 1.8.1 (2003-11-21), ISBN 3-900051-00-3
> R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
> You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
> Type 'license()' or 'licence()' for distribution details.
> R is a collaborative project with many contributors.
> Type 'contributors()' for more information and
> 'citation()' on how to cite R in publications.
> Type 'demo()' for some demos, 'help()' for on-line help, or
> 'help.start()' for a HTML browser interface to help.
> Type 'q()' to quit R.
> > library(aws)
> > aws
> Error: Object "aws" not found
> > ls(pos=2)
Have you set R_LIBS, so that R looks for packages in library Rcontrib ?
I guess you forgot that point.
> The reason is easy to detect:
> polzehl at dhcp-154:~> cd Rcontrib/aws
> polzehl at dhcp-154:~/Rcontrib/aws> ls
> CONTENTS DESCRIPTION help html INDEX latex libs man Meta R-ex
> INSTALL has not created an directory for the source code ... .
Well, binary packages do not contain source code, in principle. So this
> Did I miss something ??? May I need to install some additional package
> from the SUSE-LINUX-distribution ?
> Any suggestion is highly appreciated.
> Best regards and thanks in advance,
> Jörg Polzehl
> PS 1: I also tried to install R 1.8.1. from the sources. Everything runs
> as it sould. The base system was working correctly,
> installing packages from CRAN works, but again R CMD INSTALL did not
> create the directory for the R-code.
> PS 2: The same library installs correctly with Rcmd INSTALL aws under
> WINDOWS XP and R 1.8.1.
> If I just copy the missing directory from the WINDOWS Installation
> everything works. So the problem either
> lies with my LINUX-Box or the INSTALL script ...
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