I removed the compiled and untarred source directories, untarred the source R version, recompiled with the options above and installed. Here's the configure output:
R is now configured for x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu
Source directory: .
Installation directory: /opt/R/3.4.1
C compiler: gcc -std=gnu99 -g -O2
Fortran 77 compiler: gfortran -g -O2
Default C++ compiler: g++ -g -O2
C++98 compiler: g++ -g -O2
C++11 compiler: g++ -std=gnu++11 -g -O2
Fortran 90/95 compiler: gfortran -g -O2
Interfaces supported: X11, tcltk
External libraries: readline, curl
Additional capabilities: PNG, JPEG, NLS, ICU
Options enabled: shared R library, shared BLAS, R profiling, memory profiling
Capabilities skipped: TIFF, cairo
Options not enabled:
Recommended packages: yes
configure: WARNING: neither inconsolata.sty nor zi4.sty found: PDF vignettes and package manuals will not be rendered optimally
I performed the make and make install, then open R using:
Here's what I see when I open it:
R version 3.4.1 (2017-06-30) -- "Single Candle"
Copyright (C) 2017 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
Platform: x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu (64-bit)
R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
Type 'license()' or 'licence()' for distribution details.
Natural language support but running in an English locale
R is a collaborative project with many contributors.
Type 'contributors()' for more information and
'citation()' on how to cite R or R packages in publications.
Type 'demo()' for some demos, 'help()' for on-line help, or
'help.start()' for an HTML browser interface to help.
Type 'q()' to quit R.
It now appears that it's compiled against redhat instead of the generic linux version. This is what I get when I run capabilities():
jpeg png tiff tcltk X11 aqua
FALSE FALSE FALSE TRUE FALSE FALSE
http/ftp sockets libxml fifo cledit iconv
TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE
NLS profmem cairo ICU long.double libcurl
TRUE TRUE FALSE TRUE TRUE TRUE
Now I'm more confused. It properly compiled against redhat, recognized the png, jpeg libraries, but still doesn't show up as a capability? Could this be a java issue (Using 1.8.0_144)?