[R] Problem installing R on openSUSE 10.3

Detlef Steuer detlef.steuer at hsu-hamburg.de
Tue Jul 15 18:16:44 CEST 2008

On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 07:08:24 -0700 (PDT)
A Ezhil <ezhil02 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Dear All,
> I am trying to install R 2.7 on my openSUSE 10.3. I have faithfully followed instruction at http://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/suse/ReadMe.txt. I have downloaded all the RPMs but still R complains about:
> libtcl8.4.so is needed by R-base-2.7.1-6.1.i586

Did you try automatic dependency resolution or did you download piece by piece?

> I searched for this library and found a one, tcl-8.4.15-22.i586.rpm at openSUSE distribution site and installed. But R still complains about the same missing library.

What gives 
rpm -q tcl ?

libtcl is provided by that package. I suspect somthing went wrong
when you installed tcl.

If tcl indeed is installed. Does libtcl physically exist ?
Here I get:
whereis libtcl8.4.so
libtcl8.4: /usr/lib/libtcl8.4.so

Just wild guesses, but it's a new error ...

Best regards
Detlef Steuer

> I don't know what I have to do now. Could please help me fixing this?
> Thanks.
> Best regards,
> Ezhil
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