Re: [Rd] Building R on Solaris

From: <elw_at_stderr.org>
Date: Sat, 05 May 2007 15:43:33 -0500 (CDT)

> Sun Studio 11 compilers (which are now a free download).
> A set of Open Source tools from www.sunfreeware.com in /usr/sfw.
> A large set of Open Source tools in /opt/csw.
>
> The latter was new to me, and uses a repository at www.blastwave.org and
> a nifty tool called 'pkg-get'. My sysadmin (who has an HP-UX and Debian
> bias) thought this was the best he had seen, ahead of apt-get and yum,
> for example. This box already had everything I needed to build R,
> including

Your sysadmin will change his mind the first time that blastwave packages totally f*ck one of his machines. They're usually a bit stale. Building your own kit is much more reliable...

--elijah



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