A dependency is a broad software engineering term used to refer when
software relies on other software in order to be functional. For R
package dependencies, the installation of the
package will take care of installing other R packages that
synapser depends on, using dependencies specified in the DESCRIPTION file. However, lower level system
dependencies are not automatically installed.
Most Windows and Mac machines have the required system dependencies.
Linux machines, including most Amazon Web Services EC2 machines, will
need to be configured before installing
To install these system dependencies on Ubuntu machines:
apt-get update -y apt-get install -y dpkg-dev zlib1g-dev libssl-dev libffi-dev apt-get install -y curl libcurl4-openssl-dev
Another option is to use the provided Dockerfile.
For more information on installing
synapser with Docker,
please see our Docker vignettes.