Error detecting locale: Error in make.names(col.names, unique = TRUE): '<d6><f7><bb><fa>' multi-byte multi-character error,(Using default: en_US)

Hi! I encounter this problem when I try to publish my book to It seems that some lacks of package is the cause, while I am not sure at all. The details of warning message are as follows. Could someone help me? Thanks :blush: :blush:!!!

--------- [ERROR MESSAGE] ---------------------------\n:1:10: fatal error: hb-ft.h: No such file or directory\ncompilation terminated.\n--------------------------------------------------------------------\nERROR: configuration failed for package ‘textshaping’\n* removing ‘/opt/rstudio-connect/mnt/app/packrat/lib/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/3.6.2/textshaping’"
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677833627 Error: Command failed (1)
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677841746
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677880661 Failed to run system command:
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677881626
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677888310 '/opt/R/3.6.2/lib/R/bin/R' --vanilla CMD INSTALL --preclean '/opt/rstudio-connect/mnt/tmp/RtmpeFTikw/packrat-install-79e43e10c527/textshaping' --library='/opt/rstudio-connect/mnt/app/packrat/lib/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/3.6.2' --install-tests --no-docs --no-multiarch --no-demo
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677889439
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677895823 The command failed with output:
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677896457 * installing source package ‘textshaping’ ...
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677902908 ** package ‘textshaping’ successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677904200 ** using staged installation
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677911236 Package fribidi was not found in the pkg-config search path.
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677911845 Perhaps you should add the directory containing `fribidi.pc'
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677918313 to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677919214 No package 'fribidi' found
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677926066 Using PKG_CFLAGS=
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677926866 Using PKG_LIBS=-lfreetype -lharfbuzz -lfribidi -lpng
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677933659 --------------------------- [ANTICONF] --------------------------------
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677934425 Configuration failed to find the harfbuzz freetype2 fribidi library. Try installing:
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677941007 * deb: libharfbuzz-dev libfribidi-dev (Debian, Ubuntu, etc)
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677941723 * rpm: harfbuzz-devel fribidi-devel (Fedora, EPEL)
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677948381 * csw: libharfbuzz_dev libfribidi_dev (Solaris)
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677949006 * brew: harfbuzz fribidi (OSX)
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677955342 If harfbuzz freetype2 fribidi is already installed, check that 'pkg-config' is in your
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677956003 PATH and PKG_CONFIG_PATH contains a harfbuzz freetype2 fribidi.pc file. If pkg-config
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677962974 is unavailable you can set INCLUDE_DIR and LIB_DIR manually via:
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677963623 R CMD INSTALL --configure-vars='INCLUDE_DIR=... LIB_DIR=...'
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677971215 -------------------------- [ERROR MESSAGE] ---------------------------
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677971854 :1:10: fatal error: hb-ft.h: No such file or directory
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677978033 compilation terminated.
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677978713 --------------------------------------------------------------------
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677985128 ERROR: configuration failed for package ‘textshaping’
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677985761 * removing ‘/opt/rstudio-connect/mnt/app/packrat/lib/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/3.6.2/textshaping’
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677992205
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677992827 Unable to fully restore the R packages associated with this deployment.
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.677999393 Please review the preceding messages to determine which package
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.678000115 encountered installation difficulty and the cause of the failure.
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.686685542 Warning message:
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.686916186 In packrat::restore(overwrite.dirty = TRUE, prompt = FALSE, restart = FALSE) :
[Connect] 2023/04/12 01:14:35.686922687 The most recent snapshot was generated using R version 4.2.3
[Connect] An error occurred while building your content.
[Connect] This link offers advice for this kind of error:
[Connect] Posit Connect Documentation Version 2024.02.0 - Troubleshooting
[Connect] Build error: An error occurred while building your content. (Error code: r-missing-system-library)
Site deployment failed with error: An error occurred while building your content. (Error code: r-missing-system-library)
Warning message:
Error detecting locale: Error in make.names(col.names, unique = TRUE): ''multi-byte multi-character error
(Using default: en_US)

yes it seems some package can't be installed on

It seems you are using R 3.6.2 or similar ? Could you upgrade to 4.2 ?

Seems the package with issue is textshaping - can you be sure to update your package to latest version before trying again ?

Thank you

Thanks for your reply :blush:!
I have tried this code which was provided by yihui's book:

  name = NULL,
  account =NULL,
  server = NULL,
  render = NULL

Finally, I have succeeded in publishing my own book :smiley:.
While the URL was set in random way, such as "". I want to change it in " account/name of my book". How could I achieve it?

What do you want to put as name ? I think it was not set that way because of the special character in URL probably

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