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

Martyn Plummer plummer at iarc.fr
Tue Feb 18 16:40:03 CET 2003

On Mon, 2003-02-17 at 11:15, mhv at dmu.dk wrote:
> 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
> /usr/lib/libreadline.so.4.2 
> 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...

You need to install the readline41 package (readline41-4.1-10.ia64.rpm)
which is part of the Red Hat 7.2 distribution and provides the required


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