[R] package installation

Jason Turner jasont at indigoindustrial.co.nz
Thu Oct 24 09:23:49 CEST 2002

On Thu, Oct 24, 2002 at 06:08:27PM +0200, rachid cheddadi wrote:
> I had R working since version 1.4. Then I bought a new HD and installed
> a RH 7.3 on it and since then I can no longer install any R package. 
> Here is the failure message I obtain: 
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lncurses
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make: *** [fields.so] Erreur 1
> ERROR: compilation failed for package 'fields' 

Hrm, how did you re-install R under the new RH7.3?
Source, or RPM, or...?  

1) from the shell prompt, as root, (assuming bash here), try


and try again.

2) if that didn't work, try

find /usr/ -name "libncurses*" -print

After a few minutes, that should find where the system put
libncurses.  It might not be on the library search path, which
(under older versions of RedHat anyway) were configured in 
/etc/ld.so.conf.  If it's in a directory not listed in /etc/ld.so.conf,
(as root) edit the file and put the directory in there, then
run /sbin/ldconfig again.

If that doesn't work... ???


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