[R] Problem with X11

klerer at sxmail.de klerer at sxmail.de
Tue Apr 19 20:41:46 CEST 2016

Dear Lorenzo, Dear R list,[a] to all recipients: sorry, this email is html-against my own believes and because of inevitable constraints so far.[b] to Lorenzo: "...and I have recently update my R environment" sounds as that would be a gift of heaven! How did you manage to update and how exactly went the process of updating the whole R environment, as you put it? I turn to you since I have not received an understandable answer to that question yet (see [d] below for sessionInfo() details).[c] to all R users: I use as OS a debian derivative (Kubuntu) long-term service version; this spring/ early summer as I was told, a new LTS would be released. Has a new/ revised R version in release in 2016 any Achille's heel that is already known? I perceive that some of the (package) update issues I experience might be due to OS compatibility (see [d] below for sessionInfo() details).[d]> sessionInfo()R version 3.0.2 (2013-09-25)Platform: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit)locale: [1]
LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8          LC_NUMERIC=C                  [3] LC_TIME=de_DE.UTF-8           LC_COLLATE=de_DE.UTF-8        [5] LC_MONETARY=de_DE.UTF-8       LC_MESSAGES=de_DE.UTF-8       [7] LC_PAPER=de_DE.UTF-8          LC_NAME=de_DE.UTF-8           [9] LC_ADDRESS=de_DE.UTF-8        LC_TELEPHONE=de_DE.UTF-8     [11] LC_MEASUREMENT=de_DE.UTF-8    LC_IDENTIFICATION=de_DE.UTF-8attached base packages:[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     other attached packages:[1] rkward_0.6.1loaded via a namespace (and not attached):[1] tools_3.0.2Best regards,Markus HofstetterLorenzo Isella <lorenzo.isella at gmail.com> schrieb (19.04.2016 17:23):Dear All,
I have never had this problem before. I run debian testing on my box
and I have recently update my R environment.
Now, see what happens when I try the most trivial of all plots

> plot(seq(22))
Error in (function (display = "", width, height, pointsize, gamma, bg,
  X11 module cannot be loaded
  In addition: Warning message:
  In (function (display = "", width, height, pointsize, gamma, bg,  :
    unable to load shared object '/usr/lib/R/modules//R_X11.so':
      /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpng12.so.0: version `PNG12_0' not
      found (required by /usr/lib/R/modules//R_X11.so)

and this is my sessionInfo()

> sessionInfo()
R version 3.2.4 Revised (2016-03-16 r70336)
Platform: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit)
Running under: Debian GNU/Linux stretch/sid

 [1] LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8       LC_NUMERIC=C
  [3] LC_TIME=en_GB.utf8        LC_COLLATE=en_GB.utf8
   [5] LC_MONETARY=en_GB.utf8    LC_MESSAGES=en_GB.utf8
    [7] LC_PAPER=en_GB.utf8       LC_NAME=C
     [9] LC_ADDRESS=C              LC_TELEPHONE=C

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base

Anybody understands what is going on here?


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