[R] redhat 7.0 trouble

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at pubhealth.ku.dk
Wed Feb 28 23:26:43 CET 2001

Ryan Elmore <elmore at stat.psu.edu> writes:

> Hi.  I am running R 1.2.1 on an i686 (dell laptop).  I can do simple
> things like defining vectors, plot, etc... however when I use the function
> smooth.spline() or demo(lm.glm), I get the following error and it kicks me
> out of R:
> /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
> A few more facts...I have glib 1.2.8 installed and I don't even think
> glibc 2.1.92 is installed but it is on the disks.  If I install glibc
> 2.1.92 from the disks (and then the updates on the redhat site) would this
> resolve the issue?  Furthermore, I have updated the gcc-* from the redhat
> site...could this be compounding the problem?  
> I realize that this is probably my fault somehow...I am relatively new to
> linux.  I checked the list archives and couldn't find the same problem.  
> Any help is very much appreciated.  By the way, I have installed using the
> rpm and source with the same result.  Thanks again,

Not your fault. RedHat botched up rather badly with 7.0, so I believe
you need to get updates for glibc from their website too.

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