Re: [R] R linux install: FORTRAN compiling error

From: vaneet <>
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2010 08:38:34 -0700 (PDT)

I tried downloading the pre-built binaries of R from this website and then installing the rpms but is seems they depend on so many other packages to be installed first. I tried simply the R package first:

warning: R-2.11.0-1.el5.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 217521f6
error: Failed dependencies:

        R-devel = 2.11.0-1.el5 is needed by R-2.11.0-1.el5.x86_64
        libRmath-devel = 2.11.0-1.el5 is needed by R-2.11.0-1.el5.x86_64

Then when I tried to install those packages there were more dependencies:

warning: R-devel-2.11.0-1.el5.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 217521f6
error: Failed dependencies:

        R-core = 2.11.0-1.el5 is needed by R-devel-2.11.0-1.el5.x86_64
        bzip2-devel is needed by R-devel-2.11.0-1.el5.x86_64
        gcc-gfortran is needed by R-devel-2.11.0-1.el5.x86_64
        libX11-devel is needed by R-devel-2.11.0-1.el5.x86_64
        pcre-devel is needed by R-devel-2.11.0-1.el5.x86_64
        pkgconfig is needed by R-devel-2.11.0-1.el5.x86_64
        tcl-devel is needed by R-devel-2.11.0-1.el5.x86_64
        tetex-latex is needed by R-devel-2.11.0-1.el5.x86_64
        tk-devel is needed by R-devel-2.11.0-1.el5.x86_64

So I thought perhaps R-core would have everything needed to install and run R but still:

warning: R-core-2.11.0-1.el5.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 217521f6
error: Failed dependencies: is needed by R-core-2.11.0-1.el5.x86_64
        perl(File::Copy::Recursive) is needed by R-core-2.11.0-1.el5.x86_64
        tetex-latex is needed by R-core-2.11.0-1.el5.x86_64
        xdg-utils is needed by R-core-2.11.0-1.el5.x86_64

Is there any way I can get an RPM that has all the necessary packages built in to install and run R? Or do I have to find all these packages that are needed to install these 'R' rpms for which many are not found on the FedoraProject website (libgfortran, gcc-fortran....). Also which 'R' rpm would I use to simply run R on the linux machine, would it be R-core?


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