I've been trying to install rpy2 and install an R package from source.... I first installed rpy2 through binstar using conda. That seemed to install alright, but I got the error below when I tried compiling my R package from source.
So I uninstalled R and removed the rpy2 conda package. Then I re-installed R, and tried
pip install rpy2
But this fails to install and produces the following error:
gcc -pthread -fno-strict-aliasing -g -O2 -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O3 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -fPIC -DR_INTERFACE_PTRS=1 -DHAVE_POSIX_SIGJMP=1 -DRIF_HAS_RSIGHAND=1 -DCSTACK_DEFNS=1 -DHAS_READLINE=1 -I./rpy/rinterface -I/usr/share/R/include -I/home/alex/anaconda/include/python2.7 -c ./rpy/rinterface/_rinterface.c -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/./rpy/rinterface/_rinterface.o In file included from /usr/include/signal.h:28:0, from ./rpy/rinterface/_rinterface.c:51: /usr/include/features.h:374:25: fatal error: sys/cdefs.h: No such file or directory # include <sys/cdefs.h> ^ compilation terminated. error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1
I imagine that the conda package I installed the first time ran into a similar problem, but it was only uncovered by trying to compile the R package from source? It complained about the same cdefs.h file...
Happy to give any more details that are needed to debug