RSTUDIO: on fedora 30, error while loading shared libraries:

Starting rstudio results in the following error:

$ rstudio
rstudio: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

it looks like a 32 bit ssl lib is missing, but the package is a 64 bit one on a 64 bit workstation...

Background information:

On a fresh installed fedora 30 workstation 64 bit I installed R:

R --version

R version 3.5.3 (2019-03-11) -- Great Truth
Copyright (C) 2019 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
Platform: x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu (64-bit)
Then I installed the rpm package from official rstudio website:

dnf info rstudio

Name : rstudio
Version : 1.2.1335
Rilascio : 1
Architecture : x86_64
Size : 576 M
Sorgente : rstudio-1.2.1335-1.src.rpm

The real file used for installation is : rstudio-1.2.1335-x86_64.rpm. I don't know why the name doesn't match with the dnf answer.

The problem here is that Fedora uses OpenSSL 1.1, while that version of RStudio expects to find OpenSSL 1.0:


We'll likely need to produce a new build of RStudio for Fedora 30 and above.

See also:

Got it, would be nice having an advice about this known probelm right on the right of the downland link.

Thanks for your help.

From the discussion you mentioned ( )the temporary solution for fedora 30 is to install compat-openssl10.

From the package description:

" This version of OpenSSL package contains only the libraries
and is provided for compatibility with previous releases and software
that does not support compilation with OpenSSL-1.1. "

to install:
dnf install compat-openssl10.x86_64

After the installation rstudio starts normally.


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