[R] Q: libreadline.so.4.1 problems on Alpha/Linux

mhv@dmu.dk mhv at dmu.dk
Mon Feb 17 11:16:03 CET 2003

Dear List

I'm trying to run R on a DIGITAL Alpha / Linux RedHat 7.2

The .rpm requires libreadlin.so.4.1
RedHat 7.2 comes with libreadline.so.4.2

I installed the R-1.6.0-1.aplha.rpm with option --nodeps, since it otherwise
complained that the required libreadline.so.4.1 was missing.
This seemed to be the only unsatisfied dependency, at least that was the
only one mentioned when installing without the --nodeps option.

I then made a link /usr/lib/libreadline.so.4.1 to point to

So far so good --- I thought...

I can start R and gets the prompt, but when I writes licence(), help(),
demo() or any other of the sugested commands I get an error: "Segmentation
fault" and the progam exits to the shell prompt.

Any sugestions are welcomed...

Martin Hvidberg
Geographer, M.Sc.

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