[R] Problems when building R with gnome support (Mandrake Linux)

Jan_Svatos@eurotel.cz Jan_Svatos at eurotel.cz
Mon Aug 5 07:44:48 CEST 2002

Hi R-Community,

I faced problems when building R 1.5.1 from sources on i686-linux-gnu
(Mandrake Linux 8.2)
_with gnome support_

After running configure:

./configure --with-x --x-includes=/usr/X11R6/include
--x-libraries=/usr/X11R6/lib --with-gnome
--with-gnome-libs=/usr/lib/gnome-libs --with-readline

R is configured this way:
R is now configured for i686-pc-linux-gnu

  Source directory:          .
  Installation directory:    /usr/local
  C compiler:                gcc  -D__NO_MATH_INLINES -mieee-fp -g -O2
  C++ compiler:              g++  -mieee-fp -g -O2
  FORTRAN compiler:          g77  -g -O2

  X11 support:               yes
  Gnome support:             no
  Tcl/Tk support:            yes
  Readline support:          yes

  R profiling support:       yes
  R as a shared library:     no

configure: WARNING: GNOME support requires libglade version >= 0.3

where the rows given by configure are:

checking for libglade-config... no
checking for libglade... no

But there IS libglade RMP installed with .so needed:
RPM libglade0-0.17-2mdk

therefore there is libglade version >=0.3.

The same problem occurs even when I try --with-gnome-libs=/usr/lib

Should I change some compile flags?
How can I tell configure to take into account /usr/lib/libglade.so.0.4.2 ?
Should I modify config.site?
Am I doing something completely wrong?


PS: I know about RPM for Mandrake on CRAN, but I try to install R from

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