Gavin Gavin - 4 months ago 53
R Question

How to install R "rgl" package under centos 6?

I have environment below,
CentOS release 6.4, R version 3.2.2.

I wanted to install the "rgl" package for R.
At the beginning, I used

install.packages("rgl")
, it throws error below:

Installing package into ‘/usr/lib64/R/library’
(as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
trying URL 'http://mirror.bjtu.edu.cn/cran/src/contrib/rgl_0.95.1367.tar.gz'
Content type 'application/octet-stream' length 2033202 bytes (1.9 MB)
==================================================
downloaded 1.9 MB

* installing *source* package ‘rgl’ ...
** package ‘rgl’ successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
checking for gcc... gcc -m64 -std=gnu99
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking for suffix of executables...
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc -m64 -std=gnu99 accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc -m64 -std=gnu99 option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -m64 -std=gnu99 -E
checking for gcc... (cached) gcc -m64 -std=gnu99
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... (cached) yes
checking whether gcc -m64 -std=gnu99 accepts -g... (cached) yes
checking for gcc -m64 -std=gnu99 option to accept ISO C89... (cached) none needed
checking whether __attribute__((visibility())) is supported... yes
checking whether gcc -m64 -std=gnu99 accepts -fvisibility... yes
checking whether accepts -fvisibility... no
checking for libpng-config... no
checking libpng... checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /bin/grep
checking for egrep... /bin/grep -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking png.h usability... no
checking png.h presence... no
checking for png.h... no
checking for png_read_update_info in -lpng... no
configure: libpng header and lib found
configure: using libpng dynamic linkage
checking for X... no
configure: error: X11 not found but required, configure aborted.
ERROR: configuration failed for package ‘rgl’
* removing ‘/usr/lib64/R/library/rgl’

The downloaded source packages are in
‘/tmp/Rtmp6mou8m/downloaded_packages’
Updating HTML index of packages in '.Library'
Making 'packages.html' ... done
Warning message:
In install.packages("rgl") :
installation of package ‘rgl’ had non-zero exit status


Then I tried to install the "rgl" package using R CMD.I downloaded the "rgl_0.95.1367.tar.gz" from http://cran.at.r-project.org/web/packages/rgl/index.html. I installed it by
R CMD INSTALL
command:

[root@srv005 RFile]# R CMD INSTALL -l rgl_0.95.1367.tar.gz
Error: ERROR: no packages specified
[root@srv005 RFile]# R CMD INSTALL rgl_0.95.1367.tar.gz
* installing to library ?.usr/lib64/R/library?
* installing *source* package ?.gl?....
** package ?.gl?.successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
checking for gcc... gcc -m64 -std=gnu99
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking for suffix of executables...
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc -m64 -std=gnu99 accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc -m64 -std=gnu99 option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -m64 -std=gnu99 -E
checking for gcc... (cached) gcc -m64 -std=gnu99
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... (cached) yes
checking whether gcc -m64 -std=gnu99 accepts -g... (cached) yes
checking for gcc -m64 -std=gnu99 option to accept ISO C89... (cached) none needed
checking whether __attribute__((visibility())) is supported... yes
checking whether gcc -m64 -std=gnu99 accepts -fvisibility... yes
checking whether accepts -fvisibility... no
checking for libpng-config... no
checking libpng... checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /bin/grep
checking for egrep... /bin/grep -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking png.h usability... no
checking png.h presence... no
checking for png.h... no
checking for png_read_update_info in -lpng... no
configure: libpng header and lib found
configure: using libpng dynamic linkage
checking for X... no
configure: error: X11 not found but required, configure aborted.
ERROR: configuration failed for package ?.gl?
* removing ?.usr/lib64/R/library/rgl?


It doesn't work neither.

Is there anyone knows how to install this "rgl" package in CentOS? Or the package can't be installed in the CentOS at all? Thanks.

Answer

On RHEL you have to install libX11-devel, AFAIR

sudo yum install libX11-devel

I guess it is the same on CentOS.