[R] Typical R installation problem

mahustonor@comcast.net mahustonor at comcast.net
Tue Sep 23 22:28:20 CEST 2003

Dear Peter, 

	I don't know if this is the proper way to ask for help installing R, but if
not, I presume you can pass this on to the appropriate place.  

	I'm trying to install the latest binary on Redhat 9, and keep getting the same
error message no matter what I try.  

[root at localhost mhu]# rpm -i R-1.7.1-1.i386.rpm
warning: R-1.7.1-1.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 97d3544e
error: Failed dependencies:
        libtcl8.3.so is needed by R-1.7.1-1
        libtk8.3.so is needed by R-1.7.1-1
[root at localhost mhu]# exit

I actually found these two files in an obscure location on my computer, and
copied them to /usr/lib/ I also set my path to include the obscure location.  SO
they are actually available.  At least when I enter libtcl8.3.so it is
apparently read and a segmentation fault occurs.  

So, do you have any suggestions about how to get around this problem.  I don't
know what else to do to make these routines available to the R install.  

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I had no problem installing R on my MAC
OS 10.1.5.

	Thank you very much, 

				Michael Huston
				Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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