[R] No joy installing R with shared libs

Arne.Muller@aventis.com Arne.Muller at aventis.com
Tue Sep 9 14:10:28 CEST 2003


I've experienced similar failures with the RSperl installation. So I'd be
interested if someone sorts out the library misery ... ;-)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Laurent Faisnel [mailto:laurent.faisnel at ariase.com]
> Sent: 09 September 2003 12:48
> To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R] No joy installing R with shared libs
>  >> Can some kind soul please give me a fool proof recipe for 
> building R 
>  >> and RSPython so that it actually works?
>  > I don't have a recipe, but one thought to help debug the 
> process:  Try
>  > installing RPy [1].  RPy also provides access to R via 
> Python and uses
>  > the libR.so library.  If you can install and "import rpy" without
>  > problem then it must be an issue with RSPython.
> Hi,
> I had problems of the same kind recently and finally gave up.
> I tried to install Rpy without success, errors with 
> undetected libraries 
> occured while I was making the "import rpy" from python 
> (especially with 
> libblas).
> Since I was not sure R was correctly configured I downloaded 
> the latest 
> version R-1.7.1 and tried to install it with R-enable-shared 
> option. I 
> could not get out of numerous errors.
> Please tell me whether the problem you had calling RSPython is solved 
> after installing RPy (if it was possible to install it).
> Good luck.
> Laurent
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