[R] install.packages problem

Andrew Z ahz001 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 6 04:57:06 CET 2011

On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 2:47 PM, eric <ericstrom at aol.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to install the rdatamarket package. I did an
> install.packages('rdatamarket') command but got an error about half way
> through the install as follows:
> * installing *source* package ‘RCurl’ ...
> checking for curl-config... no
> Cannot find curl-config
> ERROR: configuration failed for package ‘RCurl’
> The install continued after the error but looks like it was completed. I'm
> trying to figure out what the error means and how I fix it.

I think you are on Linux and missing the library headers to build
against the curl.  On Fedora or RedHat you would do something like
'sudo yum -y install curl-devel' and on Ubuntu it may be  'sudo
apt-get install curl-dev'


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