Question: Problem in installing mclust package R
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19 months ago by
Rahil150 wrote:


I tried to install mclust package R in RStudio using different ways


but I get this error:

* installing *source* package ‘mclust’ ...
** package ‘mclust’ successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
** libs
gcc -std=gnu99 -I/usr/share/R/include -DNDEBUG      -fpic  -g -O2 -fdebug-prefix-map=/build/r-base-Oe9izK/r-base-3.4.4=. -fstack-protector-strong -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wdate-time -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -g  -c init.c -o init.o
gfortran   -fpic  -g -O2 -fdebug-prefix-map=/build/r-base-Oe9izK/r-base-3.4.4=. -fstack-protector-strong  -c mclust.f -o mclust.o
gfortran   -fpic  -g -O2 -fdebug-prefix-map=/build/r-base-Oe9izK/r-base-3.4.4=. -fstack-protector-strong  -c mclustaddson.f -o mclustaddson.o
g++ -shared -L/usr/lib/R/lib -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-z,relro -o init.o mclust.o mclustaddson.o -llapack -lblas -lgfortran -lm -lquadmath -lgfortran -lm -lquadmath -L/usr/lib/R/lib -lR
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgfortran
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgfortran
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
/usr/share/R/share/make/ recipe for target '' failed
make: *** [] Error 1
ERROR: compilation failed for package ‘mclust’
* removing ‘/home/mohammadi/R/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-library/3.4/mclust’
Warning in install.packages :
  installation of package ‘mclust’ had non-zero exit status

Can anyone help me out? Many thanks!

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 19 months ago by Jean-Karim Heriche23k • written 19 months ago by Rahil150
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19 months ago by
EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Jean-Karim Heriche23k wrote:

This is not a bioinformatics question. Try on StackOverflow.

Anyway, the error message indicates that the compiler can't find the gfortran library. This is part of the gcc compiler suite but may have to be installed separately on some systems, e.g. on Ubuntu, try

sudo apt-get install gfortran
ADD COMMENTlink modified 19 months ago by zx87549.4k • written 19 months ago by Jean-Karim Heriche23k
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