[R] install R from RPM

Martyn Plummer plummer at iarc.fr
Fri Feb 9 10:58:13 CET 2001

On 09-Feb-01 Nicolas Fauchereau wrote:
> Hi everybody !
> I'm new to R (used to Matlab ...) and I 'd like 
> to use R at home ...  
> I've installed it from RPM package (R-base-1.2.1-2.i386.rpm)
> on a linux RedHat 7.0, succesfully ....however but I've got 
> problems with running the demos, it says : 
> "/usr/lib/R/bin/R.bin : error while loading shared libraries
>  : /usr/lib/R/bin/R.bin : symbol __sysconf, version GLIBC_2.2
> not defined in file libc.so.6 with link time reference.
> and quit R. 
> Does anybody have an idea of what it means - what I can do 
> to fix it ?, is it annoying only for the demos or for runnning
> other R functions as well ? 

I would say you need to upgrade glibc. Red Hat 7.0 comes with a 
pre-release version of glibc 2.2.  A full version is now available
and the latest release is glibc-2.2-9.i386.rpm.


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