[rkward-users] rkward runnng problem

Prasenjit Kapat kapatp at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 19:59:52 UTC 2009


On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 6:47 AM, Gourab <gourab at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> I am a newbie in linux and R. I installed Kubuntu 9.10 on my laptop and
> installed R(built from source) and then RKWARD following the instructions.
> Now though the instruction is complete rkward cannot function because it has
> an error related to the backend and it says :
> There was a problem starting the R backend. The following error(s) occurred:
> The 'rkward' R-library either could not be loaded at all, or not in the
> correct version. This may lead to all sorts of errors, from single missing
> features to complete failure to function. The most likely cause is that the
> last installation did not place all files in the correct place. However, in
> some cases, left-overs from a previous installation that was not cleanly
> removed may be the cause.
> You should quit RKWard, now, and fix your installation. For help with that,
> see http://p.sf.net/rkward/compiling.
> -There was a problem opening the files needed for communication with R. Most
> likely this is due to an incorrect setting for the location of these files.
> Check whether you have correctly configured the location of the log-files
> (Settings->Configure Settings->Logfiles) and restart RKWard.
> -An unspecified error occurred that is not yet handled by RKWard. Likely
> RKWard will not function properly. Please check your setup.
> I cannot figure out where I went wrong with compiling steps. I deleted all
> the old R executable file that I had in my computer before installing the
> new R from source. Can anyone help me in resolving the issue?

Once you have "cleaned up" the mess [*], try installing R from the
instructions here:

Then try installing rkward from Meik's repository, see here:

(you should use the "rkward-cran" flavor described under "KDE4
Version" subheading)

* How you clean up depends on your response to Meik's earlier questions.


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