[R] R XML package on RHEL

Ista Zahn istazahn at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 19:53:21 CET 2016

As far as I know you only need libxml and libxml2-devel. Do you have
those installed?


On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 8:00 AM, Das Neves, David, Vodacom South Africa
<David.DasNeves at vcontractor.co.za> wrote:
> Hi
> I am trying install the XML package on R 3.3.0 on RHEL. After it complained that the curl library was missing and we installed it, it continues to fail the linking step:
> gcc -m64 -std=gnu99 -shared -L/usr/lib64/R/lib -ldl -lpthread -lc -lrt -lcurl -lidn -lssh2 -lssh2 -lssl -lcrypto -lssl -lcrypto -lgssapi_krb5 -lkrb5 -lk5crypto -lcom_err -lldap -lz -lrt -o XML.so DocParse.o EventParse.o ExpatParse.o HTMLParse.o NodeGC.o RSDTD.o RUtils.o Rcatalog.o Utils.o XMLEventParse.o XMLHashTree.o XMLTree.o fixNS.o libxmlFeatures.o schema.o xmlsecurity.o xpath.o -lxml2 -lz -lm -lz -lxml2 -L/usr/lib64/R/lib -lR
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lldap
> It is not clear which package is meant to provide the ldap library, although I can see I library that may be appropriate it is not referred to as libldap as such. Should I be creating a symbolic link to the library or something like that?
> Please help!
> Regards
> David das Neves
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