[R] unable to install rjags on 64-bit Debian Linux (etch)

Sebastian P. Luque spluque at gmail.com
Sun Nov 9 17:00:04 CET 2008

Hi Roger,

On Sat, 08 Nov 2008 14:31:01 -0800,
Roger Levy <rlevy at ucsd.edu> wrote:

> While I have been able to install rjags on my Windows computer, oddly
> I have been unable to install rjags successfully on my 64-bit Linux
> compute server (etch, Linux kernel 2.6.18).  I am required to specify
> the JAGS module directory upon installation; when doing this within R,
> I get:

> install.packages("rjags",configure.args="--with-jags-modules=/usr/local/lib/JAGS/modules/")

> which works fine, but then trying to load rjags gives an error:

>> library(rjags)
> \Error in dyn.load(file, DLLpath = DLLpath, ...) : unable to load
> shared library /usr/local/lib64/R/library/rjags/libs/rjags.so':
> libjags.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or
> directory Error : .onLoad failed in 'loadNamespace' for 'rjags' Error:
> package/namespace load failed for 'rjags'

> I'm not sure how to read this error.  Does anyone have any
> suggestions?

In addition to the other suggestions, keep an eye out on the jags Debian
package (thanks to Dirk Eddelbuettel), which should hit the etch
distribution soon hopefully (in sid now). Once installed, you don't (at
least I didn't) need to pass any 'configure.args' to install.packages().


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