[R] installation on FreeBSD

loren mccarter lorenmc at socrates.berkeley.edu
Sun Feb 9 21:33:15 CET 2003

I've been using R on FreeBSD for several years now so I can tell you it
works fine. However I have not yet upgraded to FreeBSD 5.0 so perhaps it
has something to do with the new version. Here's something you may want
to try: Rather than using the old version of R from the FreeBSD ports
collection, download the latest R source directly from CRAN then try to
./configure && make && make install it. I've found that R obeys the
FreeBSD 'hier' and the sources on CRAN are always more up to date than the
compliled FreeBSD packages or ports.


On Sat, 8 Feb 2003, Peng Zhang wrote:

> Hello there,
> I just changed to FreeBSD platform, and want to install R on it. I use
> FreeBSD 5.0 and install nearly all packages on the machine. When I use
> ports to install R, (cd /usr/ports/math/R-letter, and then type make) I
> got the following error information.
> ../../../../library/methods/libs/methods.so is unchanged
> dumping R code in package 'methods'
> Fatal error: The X11 shared library could not be loaded.
>   The error was /usr/ports/math/R-letter/work/R-1.6.0/modules/R_X11.so:
> Undefined symbol "R_GlobalEnv"
> Can somebody tell me why and how to fix this problem?
> Thank you for your help!
> Best wishes,
> Peng
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