3.3 Install Oracle R Distribution on Oracle Solaris

Instructions for installing Oracle R Distribution on Oracle Solaris on Intel and on SPARC platforms.

Before you begin the installation, verify that your Oracle Solaris version is supported by Oracle Machine Learning for R, as described in the table of platform requirements in Oracle Machine Learning for R System Requirements. You can use this command to verify the version of Oracle Solaris:

uname -r

To install Oracle R Distribution on Oracle Solaris:

  1. Go to the Oracle Open Source Software Download page for Oracle R Distribution.

  2. Download the files for your installation, where Rversion is the version you are installing and sunstudioversion is the version of Sun Studio. For R-3.3.0, Rversion is

    • For x86 64-bit systems:

    • For SPARC 64-bit systems:

  3. Uncompress the first file, either sol110-x86-64 or sol10-sparc.

  4. Run install.sh as root to install the Solaris PKG file for Oracle R Distribution, where installation_path is the path to the directory in which to install Oracle R Distribution.

    # install.sh installation_path

    If you do not specify an installation path, then the default path is used. The default path is:

    • For Solaris SPARC: /usr/lib/sparcv9

    • For Solaris Intel: /usr/lib/amd64

  5. Uncompress the second file, either supporting-sol10-x86-64 or supporting-sol10-sparc, to a local directory such as $ORACLE_HOME/lib. Add that directory to $LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

    These tar files contain the shared libraries for libR.so:

    • libiconv.so.2

    • libncurses.so.5

    • libreadline.so.6

    • libsunperf.so

    libsunperf.so, Sun Performance Library, and its dependent shared libraries are included in Oracle Solaris Studio.

  6. Set environment variables as follows, where installation_path is the path to the directory in which to install Oracle R Distribution:

    • For ksh:

      # export R_HOME=installation_path/R
      # export PATH=$R_HOME/bin:$PATH
    • For csh:

      # setenv R_HOME=installation_path/R
      # setenv PATH=$R_HOME/bin:$PATH
  7. Run the following command to verify that libR.so is picking up its shared library dependencies correctly from the local directory.

    # ldd -r installation_path/R/lib/libR.so
  8. Start R by typing R at the command prompt:

    % R