[R] How to create an R RPM from source

From: R P Herrold <herrold_at_owlriver.com>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 11:08:42 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 21 May 2007, Waichler, Scott R wrote:

> 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?

http://www.oldrpm.org/hintskinks/buildtree/
http://www.oldrpm.org/howto/GURULABS-RPM-GUIDE-v1.0.PDF
http://www.owlriver.com/tips/non-root/
http://www.owlriver.com/wings/

I may be found in #centos as one of its channel operators, and in #rpm as a regular participant, if you get stuck, US weekdays in Eastern business hours as 'orc_orc'; as you may have gathered from the first two links, I was the editor of the RPM website for many years.


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