I'm having trouble installing the lpsymphony package, using R-devel and devel branch of Bioconductor. Strange is that I've installed it successfully on this machine in the past.
First my sessionInfo:
R Under development (unstable) (2016-12-11 r71774) Platform: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit) Running under: Ubuntu 16.10 locale:  LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 LC_NUMERIC=C  LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8  LC_MONETARY=en_US.UTF-8 LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8  LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8 LC_NAME=C  LC_ADDRESS=C LC_TELEPHONE=C  LC_MEASUREMENT=en_US.UTF-8 LC_IDENTIFICATION=C attached base packages:  stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base other attached packages:  BiocInstaller_1.25.3 loaded via a namespace (and not attached):  compiler_3.4.0 tools_3.4.0
Below I paste the head and tail lend of the installation:
> biocLite("lpsymphony") BioC_mirror: https://bioconductor.org Using Bioconductor 3.5 (BiocInstaller 1.25.3), R Under development (unstable) (2016-12-11 r71774). Installing package(s) ‘lpsymphony’ trying URL 'https://bioconductor.org/packages/3.5/bioc/src/contrib/lpsymphony_1.3.0.tar.gz' Content type 'application/x-gzip' length 15716467 bytes (15.0 MB) ================================================== downloaded 15.0 MB * installing *source* package ‘lpsymphony’ ... ... Master/master_func.c:1743:57: warning: ignoring return value of ‘int fscanf(FILE*, const char*, ...)’, declared with attribute warn_unused_result [-Wunused-result] fscanf(f,"%s %s %i", str, str, &node->desc.desc_size); ^ Master/master_func.c:1748:23: warning: ignoring return value of ‘int fscanf(FILE*, const char*, ...)’, declared with attribute warn_unused_result [-Wunused-result] fscanf(f, "%i", &ch); ^ Makefile:4188: recipe for target 'libSym_la-master_func.lo' failed make: *** [libSym_la-master_func.lo] Error 1 make: Leaving directory '/tmp/RtmpYRREJw/R.INSTALL1dca245a0d9/lpsymphony/src/SYMPHONY/SYMPHONY/src' Makefile:650: recipe for target 'all-recursive' failed make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1 make: Leaving directory '/tmp/RtmpYRREJw/R.INSTALL1dca245a0d9/lpsymphony/src/SYMPHONY/SYMPHONY' Makefile:324: recipe for target 'all-recursive' failed make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1 make: Leaving directory '/tmp/RtmpYRREJw/R.INSTALL1dca245a0d9/lpsymphony/src/SYMPHONY' Makevars:13: recipe for target 'SYMPHONY.ts' failed make: *** [SYMPHONY.ts] Error 2 ERROR: compilation failed for package ‘lpsymphony’ * removing ‘/home/love/bin/R/library/lpsymphony’ The downloaded source packages are in ‘/tmp/RtmpHEzeex/downloaded_packages’ Updating HTML index of packages in '.Library' Making 'packages.html' ... done Warning message: In install.packages(pkgs = doing, lib = lib, ...) : installation of package ‘lpsymphony’ had non-zero exit status