[R] problem updating packages on Ubuntu 7.10

Vincent Goulet vincent.goulet at act.ulaval.ca
Fri Nov 23 16:46:33 CET 2007

Le jeu. 22 nov. à 14:19, Daniel Nordlund a écrit :

> I am running Ubuntu 7.10 and R-2.6.0, and I am having trouble  
> updating packages.  There appears to be a problem involving  
> gfortran.  For example, here is the output of an attempt to update  
> the Hmisc package.
> * Installing *source* package 'Hmisc' ...
> ** libs
> gfortran   -fpic  -g -O2 -c cidxcn.f -o cidxcn.o
> gfortran   -fpic  -g -O2 -c cidxcp.f -o cidxcp.o
> gfortran   -fpic  -g -O2 -c hoeffd.f -o hoeffd.o
> gfortran   -fpic  -g -O2 -c jacklins.f -o jacklins.o
> gfortran   -fpic  -g -O2 -c largrec.f -o largrec.o
> gcc -std=gnu99 -I/usr/share/R/include -I/usr/share/R/include      - 
> fpic  -g -O2 -c ranksort.c -o ranksort.o
> gfortran   -fpic  -g -O2 -c rcorr.f -o rcorr.o
> gfortran   -fpic  -g -O2 -c wclosest.f -o wclosest.o
> gcc -std=gnu99 -shared  -o Hmisc.so cidxcn.o cidxcp.o hoeffd.o  
> jacklins.o largrec.o ranksort.o rcorr.o wclosest.o  -lgfortran -lm - 
> lgcc_s -L/usr/lib/R/lib -lR
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgfortran
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make: *** [Hmisc.so] Error 1
> ERROR: compilation failed for package 'Hmisc'
> ** Removing '/usr/local/lib/R/site-library/Hmisc'
> ** Restoring previous '/usr/local/lib/R/site-library/Hmisc'
> The downloaded packages are in
>        /tmp/RtmpkaH0Db/downloaded_packages
> Warning message:
> In install.packages(update[instlib == l, "Package"], l, contriburl =  
> contriburl,  :
>  installation of package 'Hmisc' had non-zero exit status

Hi Daniel,

The package built and installed flawlessly here in the Gutsy chroot  
where the Ubuntu packages are built. Did you install the r-base-dev  
package? This package will install all the tools you need to install  
source packages.


   Vincent Goulet, Associate Professor
   École d'actuariat
   Université Laval, Québec
   Vincent.Goulet at act.ulaval.ca   http://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca

> I tried searching on the error message
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgfortran
> along with R and Ubuntu and was not able to find anything that was  
> helpful to me.  I have successfully updated packages on Ubuntu 6.10  
> and 7.04.  I am sure somebody knows what is happening here, and I  
> would appreciate any pointers to what I am doing wrong.
> Thanks,
> Dan
> Daniel Nordlund
> Bothell, WA
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