[R] Installing ranger package in Ubuntu 14

Jeff Newmiller jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us
Tue May 23 17:28:18 CEST 2017

A) This should be asked on R-sig-debian or R-devel. This list is about the R language and basic installation issues... compiled installation debugging requires OS and C language skills that are OT here. 

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C) You need to use the same compiler setup for the package as you used to install R. If you are not using the system package manager then you should probably be clear in your question about what your original configure setup was for R when you ask for help elsewhere. Beyond that I have no experience to offer, as using the system package manager has been adequate for my needs.
Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.

On May 22, 2017 2:35:33 PM PDT, "Iván Blanco" <alcmeonida at hotmail.com> wrote:
>I'm trying to install ranger package (any version) in Ubuntu 14 from a
>tar.gz file already downloaded, but unsuccessfully. System admin has
>already installed gcc 5.4 and g++ 5.4 and I've created a ~/.R/Makevars
>file pointing to these compilers instead of gcc 4.8 that comes in
>Ubuntu 14 by default.  Ranger requires gcc 4.9 or higher. That Makevars
>file looks like this:
>I don’t have admin rights and system admin can't change gcc path for
>the whole server. Output error is this one:
>* installing *source* package ârangerâ ...
>** package ârangerâ successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
>** libs
>g++ -std=gnu++11 -I/usr/share/R/include -DNDEBUG -DR_BUILD
>-fpic  -g -O2 -fstack-protector-strong -Wformat -Werror=format-security
>-Wdate-time -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -g -c AAA_check_cpp11.cpp -o
>g++: error: unrecognized command line option â-fstack-protector-strongâ
>g++: error: unrecognized command line option â-Wdate-timeâ
>/usr/lib/R/etc/Makeconf:168: recipe for target 'AAA_check_cpp11.o'
>make: *** [AAA_check_cpp11.o] Error 1
>ERROR: compilation failed for package ârangerâ
>* removing
>The downloaded source packages are in
>        â/tmp/RtmpXUQwl6/downloaded_packagesâ
>Warning message:
>In install.packages("ranger") :
>  installation of package ârangerâ had non-zero exit status
>It seems I’m missing some flag defintion in my Makevars and R is using
>the default gcc 4.8 compiler, I don’t know. Any advice about how to
>procceed would be very helpful. Thanks.
>Kind regards,
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