[R] How to create an R RPM from source

From: Waichler, Scott R <Scott.Waichler_at_pnl.gov>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 07:46:49 -0700

I use some computers that run older versions of Redhat Linux such as EL3. RPMs for the current version of R are no longer provided via CRAN for these older operating system versions. How can I compile my own RPM for the current version of R, which I could then use to install R quickly and easily on multiple machines? Perhaps the answer to this would be a useful addition to the manual R Installation and Administration. Obviously, I am not a system administrator and I don't deal with compiling from source code or using SRPMs very much. If anyone can explain the process step-by-step or refer me to instructions for the non-expert I would appreciate it.

Thank you,
Scott Waichler
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
scott.waichler _at_ pnl.gov

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