[R] Update on SuSE-9.2 fails

Thomas Schönhoff tschoenhoff at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 10:54:15 CEST 2005


yesterday, I switched to newest version of R-2.1.1 by using YAst to 
install necessary SuSE-rpms from a separate local directory. So far , 
so good.

Afterwards I tried to find out if there are any updates for add-on 
packages, and of cause there were some of them requiring a 

Following this procedure: (as root) R> update.packages()

most packages were upgraded without complaint. Nevertheless, at least 
some of them failed to do so:

Matrix, debug, eha, fBasics, glmmML, mgcv, tseries,lme4

So, I've looked up mailinglists archive to find a quick fix suggested 
by B.D. Ripely, copying  R binary from /usr/bin/R to /usr/lib/R/bin 
(due to problems in hard-coded paths, IIRC).

Well, that's exactly what I did without any merit, so far!

So I started to re-install above mentioned packages, ending up where I 
was before by:

#R> install.packages("package", dependencies=TRUE)

---------------------------------error message-----------------------

1: installation of package 'Matrix' had non-zero exit status in: 
install.packages(update[, "Package"], instlib, contribute = 

Seems like I am stuck for the moment, any suggestions to head on?

My system:

platform i686-pc-linux-gnu
arch     i686
os       linux-gnu
system   i686, linux-gnu
major    2
minor    1.1
year     2005
month    06
day      20
language R

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