[R] X11/Intrinsic.h preventing build on rhel

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at me.com
Fri Sep 19 21:19:00 CEST 2014

On Sep 19, 2014, at 1:28 PM, Gaurav Chakravorty <gchak at circulumvite.com> wrote:

> I am trying to build R-3.1.0 on RHEL
> But configure returns with an error due to X11/Intrinsic.h missing
> Is there a workaround ?

In most Linuxen, the header files are contained in *-dev[el] packages. For RHEL, this is likely to be libX11-devel, so you will need to install that RPM.

Note that a pre-compiled binary RPM for R is available from the EPEL for RHEL:


Also note that there is the R-SIG-Fedora list, which covers support for RH based distros specifically:



Marc Schwartz

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