[R] Compilation of R under UBUNTU Edgy

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Sun Nov 12 19:49:51 CET 2006

On 12 November 2006 at 10:11, andrew rowland wrote:
| On Sun, 12 Nov 2006, Cressoni, Massimo (NIH/NHLBI) [F] wrote:
| > >
| > > I am not able to compile R under ubuntu Edgy.
| > > ./configure error message is
| > > configure: error: --with-x=yes (default) and X11 headers/libs are not available
| > > I do not know which library is missing (I tried to install some X11 libs but were already on the system).
| >   
| Unless there is a compelling reason to build R from source, v. 2.2.1 is 
| available in the Ubuntu repositories and can be installed via the 
| package manager.  Otherwise you'll need to install the xserver-xorg-dev 
| package to get the X Windows header files.

See the R FAQ 2.6 


at and in particular   


which provides R 2.4.0 compiled for Ubuntu Dapper (06.06) which obviously
also runs on Ubuntu Edgy (06.10).

Thanks to Vincent, there is also a native Edgy built but we haven't quite
figured out how to get it mirrored to CRAN.  More Ubuntu volunteers would be
welcome, the r-sig-debian list is a good forum to discuss this.

Cheers, Dirk

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