Question: R: Ballgown load fails
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7 months ago by
United States
dec986160 wrote:


I updated my Ubuntu installation to 18.04 (support for 17.10 expired), and now I can no longer load Ballgown in R.

I get the following error:

con@con-VirtualBox:~/RNASeqb/Milanovich/genomeNext/compare$ Rscript pathfinder.ballgown.R
Loading required package: methods
Error: package or namespace load failed for ‘ballgown’ in dyn.load(file, DLLpath = DLLpath, ...):
 unable to load shared object '/usr/local/lib/R/site-library/RCurl/libs/':
  /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ version `CURL_OPENSSL_3' not found (required by /usr/local/lib/R/site-library/RCurl/libs/
Execution halted

simply removing curl and reinstalling still produces the same error (

my session information:

> sessionInfo()
R version 3.4.4 (2018-03-15)
Platform: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit)
Running under: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

Matrix products: default
BLAS: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/blas/
LAPACK: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/lapack/

 [1] LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8       LC_NUMERIC=C              
 [3] LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8        LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8    
 [7] LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8       LC_NAME=C                 
 [9] LC_ADDRESS=C               LC_TELEPHONE=C            

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] compiler_3.4.4

How can I get ballgown working?

rna-seq R software error • 370 views
ADD COMMENTlink written 7 months ago by dec986160
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7 months ago by
cpad011211k wrote:

Try reinstalling Rcurl package and see if it gets installed proper @ dec986

ADD COMMENTlink written 7 months ago by cpad011211k

thanks @cpad0112 that solved the problem. Simply, sudo R and then install.packages('Rcurl')

ADD REPLYlink written 7 months ago by dec986160

Though it solved the problem, user is supposed minimize the use of sudo esp for these kind of tasks where user can install packages in home/local space. You should be able set up all R libraries in your home/local directory by setting up .Renviron.

ADD REPLYlink modified 7 months ago • written 7 months ago by cpad011211k
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