[R] X11 not available

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at medanalytics.com
Sun Sep 7 03:44:25 CEST 2003

On Sat, 2003-09-06 at 17:52, Jose Quesada wrote:
> Hi All,
> After compiling R-1.7.1 on a P4 running a default install of redHat 9 
> (which of course has X11), I get the following error:
> > x11()
> Error in x11() : X11 is not available
> This is surprising, because in ./configure I gave:
> ./configure \
> --enable-R-shlib \
> --with-x \
> --with-lapack \
> --with-gnome
> Any idea why this is happening? It also occurs if i install the rpm from 
> CRAN...
> Thanks a lot in advance,
> -Jose


Make sure that you have installed the XFree86 Development RPM from the

Open a console and type:

rpm -qa | grep XFree86-devel

You should get:


If you do not, you will need to install the XFree86 development RPM from
the RH CD's or remove the version of R you compiled and re-install using
the pre-compiled RPM that Martyn has on CRAN.

In order to compile the application from source, you need the 'devel'
libraries and headers installed on your system.


Marc Schwartz

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