Re: OT: Debian/Ubuntu on amd64 (Re: [Rd] 64 Bit)

From: Martin Maechler <>
Date: Sat 23 Oct 2004 - 02:37:56 EST

>>>>> "Dirk" == Dirk Eddelbuettel <> >>>>> on Fri, 22 Oct 2004 09:45:05 -0500 writes:

    Dirk> On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 12:24:56PM +0100, Prof Brian     Dirk> Ripley wrote:
>> If you want a prebuilt version you are out of luck except
>> for Debian Linux on Alpha or ia64, from a quick glance.

    Dirk> amd64 as well. It is not "fully official" but almost,     Dirk> see

yes, indeed.
We have one compute server (dual opteron) that runs a nice 64-bit Debian {"sid" aka "unstable" though} and for which I've used 'aptitude' (the "new" kid on the block replacement for 'apt-get') to install r-base-recommended (and more) -- all prebuilt [Of course I still mainly work with hand-compiled versions of R].

    Dirk> <......>
    Dirk> <......>

(that note about "Ubuntu" was very interesting to read; thanks Dirk!)

Martin mailing list Received on Sat Oct 23 02:47:04 2004

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Fri 18 Mar 2005 - 09:00:54 EST