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  1. Apache Arrow
  2. ARROW-5614

[R] Error: 'install_arrow' is not an exported object from 'namespace:arrow'



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: R
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      I'm trying to get the R package installed in a Debian docker image that already contains R and RStudio (via rocker/rstudio from dockerhub), as well as arrow-cpp, parquet-cpp and pyarrow installed via conda. I.e. I should have all required arrow dependencies in my conda environment's /lib and /include folders.

      I then tried to install the R package in two ways (as stated in the README, having devtools, and after managing to get git2r installed)

      1/ via remotes

      remotes::install_github("apache/arrow/r", ref="76e1bc5dfb9d08e31eddd5cbcc0b1bab934da2c7")

      2/ from source

      git clone https://github.com/apache/arrow.git
      cd arrow/r
      R -e 'remotes::install_deps()'
      R CMD INSTALL --configure-vars='INCLUDE_DIR=/root/miniconda/envs/my_env/include    LIB_DIR=/root/miniconda/envs/my_env/lib' .

      In both cases the install seems to work fine:

      ** building package indices
      ** testing if installed package can be loaded from temporary location
      ** checking absolute paths in shared objects and dynamic libraries
      ** testing if installed package can be loaded from final location
      ** testing if installed package keeps a record of temporary installation path
      * DONE (arrow)

       But when I then do the following as prompted:


      The result is

      Error: 'install_arrow' is not an exported object from 'namespace:arrow'

      And running the example without calling that non-existing function I get the error

      Error in Table__from_dots(dots, schema) : 
        Cannot call Table__from_dots(). Please use arrow::install_arrow() to install required runtime libraries. 

      So I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or if the documentation isn't up to date? Specifically, what is the arrow::install_arrow() function supposed to install, given that I already have the arrow and parquet libs and headers installed, and supposedly they've been used (linked to) when I installed the R package?

      In general, is there any way to get this package installed in the above context (arrow-cpp etc. installed via conda)?


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              • Assignee:
                npr Neal Richardson
                buhrmann Thomas Buhrmann
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