[R] Problem installing Rcmdr on version 4.1.2...

David Winsemius dw|n@em|u@ @end|ng |rom comc@@t@net
Fri Mar 4 17:58:30 CET 2022

On 3/4/22 06:59, Brian Lunergan wrote:
> On 2022-03-04 8:34 a.m., Ivan Krylov wrote:
>> Typically, when an R package wraps a third-party library, you need a
>> development version of it installed in order to install that package
>> from source.
>> If you're running R from the Linux Mint repos, try to install
>> r-cran-nloptr from Linux Mint repositories. If you don't, or have some
>> trouble installing the package, install the libnlopt-dev Linux Mint
>> package before trying to install the nloptr R package.
> libnlopt-dev installed okay, but when I tried pulling in the r-cran
> package I got this:
> brian using brian-Aspire-ES1-511:~$ sudo apt-get install r-cran-nloptr
That's not the typical way to install an R package from source.
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
> requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
> distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
> or been moved out of Incoming.
> The following information may help resolve the situation:
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>   r-cran-nloptr : Depends: r-api-3.4

Is there anything in your setup that would explain why nloptr is looking 
for an ancient version of R? I'm wondering if that binary package was 
created years ago and hasn't been replaced since nloptr was reconfigured 
to do the work of installing nlopt?

I'm also failing to install nloptr 2.0.0 using R 4.1.2 in an Ubuntu 
18.04 machine. The first reported error was not having Cmake, but 
installing Cmake then leads to failure both from the R console and from 
a terminal session with:

R CMD INSTALL ~/Downloads/nloptr_2.0.0.tar.gz

It fails at:

checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
checking if pkg-config knows NLopt... no
using NLopt via local cmake build on x86_64
set CMAKE_BIN=/usr/bin/cmake
set CC=gcc -std=gnu99 -std=gnu11
set CFLAGS= -fpic -g -O2 
-fstack-protector-strong -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wdate-time 
set CXX=g++
set CXXFLAGS=-std=gnu++11 -fpic -g -O2 
-fstack-protector-strong -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wdate-time 
-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -g -Wno-ignored-attributes
set LDFLAGS=-Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-z,relro
CMake Error: The source directory 
"/tmp/RtmpzB1FjU/R.INSTALL289c4748c404/nloptr/src/nlopt-build" does not 

  My understanding is that the right place to post such difficulties is 
on R-SIG-debian, or at the Issues page: 



> E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
> I'll try the R site, but I'm open to other ideas.:-(

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