[R] installing problems

Xyoby Chavez xyobychp at gmail.com
Wed May 23 23:05:54 CEST 2007

hi every body.

Im new in this program. Im traying to install R in linux suse10.0 in
two following form:

 a)   with the file R-2.5.0.tar.gz

 b)   and the rpm file :  R-base-2.5.0-2.1.i586.rpm

******  In the first case a) when i uncompressed  and type:

linux:/opt/R/R-2.5.0 # ./configure

the followind message is showed

linux:/opt/R/R-2.5.0 # ./configure
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
loading site script './config.site'
loading build specific script './config.site'
checking for pwd... /bin/pwd
checking whether builddir is srcdir... yes
checking for dlopen in -ldl... yes
checking readline/history.h usability... no
checking readline/history.h presence... no
checking for readline/history.h... no
checking readline/readline.h usability... no
checking readline/readline.h presence... no
checking for readline/readline.h... no
checking for rl_callback_read_char in -lreadline... no
checking for main in -lncurses... yes
checking for rl_callback_read_char in -lreadline... no
checking for history_truncate_file... no
configure: error: --with-readline=yes (default) and headers/libs are
not available
linux:/opt/R/R-2.5.0 #

after that i try to do :

linux:/opt/R/R-2.5.0 # make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.

i installed :  xorg-x11-devel   and  libpng-devel ,    suggested by somebody
and nothing.

******Affter with  b)  tray to install with the YAST. It installed
without errors, but when i try to run R the following message is

/usr/lib/R/bin/exec/R: error while loading shared libraries:
libgfortran.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or

then  i do

linux:/usr/lib # ln /opt/gnat/lib/libgfortran.so libgfortran.so.0

it also doesnt work.

Thanks for yor help

Xyoby Chavez P
Lima Peru

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