I have upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10 (64 bit). Now, I tried to run R package from the command line, it gives the error message as

/usr/local/lib/R/bin/exec/R: error while loading shared libraries: libicuuc.so.52: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

Any idea how to rectify this?

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The missing file libicuuc.so.52 is part of the package libicuuc52 in Vivid.
In Wily there is the newer version libicuuc55.

You have at least two options. If the first option doesn't work, use the second - but not both at the same time. ;)

  • Download and install the Vivid package

    wget http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/i/icu/libicu52_52.1-8ubuntu0.2_amd64.deb
    sudo dpkg -i libicu52_52.1-8ubuntu0.2


  • Install the version for Wily and create a symbolic link

    sudo apt-get install libicu55
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libicuuc.so.55 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libicuuc.so.52
  • First option worked. Thank you for your time. – catuf Oct 30 '15 at 6:44

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