Compiling R-devel - missing some expected features (zlib, bzlib, lzma, PCRE)

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Compiling R-devel - missing some expected features (zlib, bzlib, lzma, PCRE)

Viechtbauer Wolfgang (SP)
Hi All,

I am compiling R-devel on Linux (Ubuntu 16.04.2) and that works just fine, but I am missing some of the expected features, as shown here:

https://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-devel/R-admin.html#Linux

In particular, after configure (using all defaults), I see:

R is now configured for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu

  [...]

  Interfaces supported:      X11
  External libraries:        readline, curl
  Additional capabilities:   PNG, JPEG, TIFF, NLS, cairo, ICU
  Options enabled:           shared BLAS, R profiling

Under 'External libraries', I am missing "zlib, bzlib, lzma, PCRE". As far as I can tell, I have all necessary libs installed:

wviechtb@psysim:~$ dpkg -l | grep zlib
ii  zlib1g:amd64                                1:1.2.8.dfsg-2ubuntu4.1
ii  zlib1g-dev:amd64                            1:1.2.8.dfsg-2ubuntu4.1
wviechtb@psysim:~$ dpkg -l | grep libbz
ii  libbz2-1.0:amd64                            1.0.6-8
ii  libbz2-dev:amd64                            1.0.6-8
wviechtb@psysim:~$ dpkg -l | grep liblzma
ii  liblzma-dev:amd64                           5.1.1alpha+20120614-2ubuntu2
ii  liblzma5:amd64                              5.1.1alpha+20120614-2ubuntu2
wviechtb@psysim:~$ dpkg -l | grep pcre
ii  libpcre16-3:amd64                           2:8.38-3.1
ii  libpcre3:amd64                              2:8.38-3.1
ii  libpcre3-dev:amd64                          2:8.38-3.1
ii  libpcre32-3:amd64                           2:8.38-3.1
ii  libpcrecpp0v5:amd64                         2:8.38-3.1

Any suggestions on what else I may need?

Best,
Wolfgang

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Re: Compiling R-devel - missing some expected features (zlib, bzlib, lzma, PCRE)

Viechtbauer Wolfgang (SP)
Just a quick follow-up on this ...

I was informed (off the mailing list) that this is all as it should be. A check with extSoftVersion() shows that everything is in order.

Best,
Wolfgang

>-----Original Message-----
>From: R-devel [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of
>Viechtbauer Wolfgang (SP)
>Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:49
>To: [hidden email]
>Subject: [Rd] Compiling R-devel - missing some expected features (zlib,
>bzlib, lzma, PCRE)
>
>Hi All,
>
>I am compiling R-devel on Linux (Ubuntu 16.04.2) and that works just fine,
>but I am missing some of the expected features, as shown here:
>
>https://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-devel/R-admin.html#Linux
>
>In particular, after configure (using all defaults), I see:
>
>R is now configured for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
>
>  [...]
>
>  Interfaces supported:      X11
>  External libraries:        readline, curl
>  Additional capabilities:   PNG, JPEG, TIFF, NLS, cairo, ICU
>  Options enabled:           shared BLAS, R profiling
>
>Under 'External libraries', I am missing "zlib, bzlib, lzma, PCRE". As far
>as I can tell, I have all necessary libs installed:
>
>wviechtb@psysim:~$ dpkg -l | grep zlib
>ii  zlib1g:amd64                                1:1.2.8.dfsg-2ubuntu4.1
>ii  zlib1g-dev:amd64                            1:1.2.8.dfsg-2ubuntu4.1
>wviechtb@psysim:~$ dpkg -l | grep libbz
>ii  libbz2-1.0:amd64                            1.0.6-8
>ii  libbz2-dev:amd64                            1.0.6-8
>wviechtb@psysim:~$ dpkg -l | grep liblzma
>ii  liblzma-dev:amd64                           5.1.1alpha+20120614-
>2ubuntu2
>ii  liblzma5:amd64                              5.1.1alpha+20120614-
>2ubuntu2
>wviechtb@psysim:~$ dpkg -l | grep pcre
>ii  libpcre16-3:amd64                           2:8.38-3.1
>ii  libpcre3:amd64                              2:8.38-3.1
>ii  libpcre3-dev:amd64                          2:8.38-3.1
>ii  libpcre32-3:amd64                           2:8.38-3.1
>ii  libpcrecpp0v5:amd64                         2:8.38-3.1
>
>Any suggestions on what else I may need?
>
>Best,
>Wolfgang
>
>--
>Wolfgang Viechtbauer, Ph.D., Statistician | Department of Psychiatry and
>Neuropsychology | Maastricht University | P.O. Box 616 (VIJV1) | 6200 MD
>Maastricht, The Netherlands | +31 (43) 388-4170 | http://www.wvbauer.com

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