Re: [R] Cannot update packages on F8

From: Paul Smith <phhs80_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 22:41:15 +0000

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 10:20 PM, Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz_at_comcast.net> wrote:
> > I have just updated R to the version 2.6.2 on F8 (with the official F8
> > rpm). However, when running as root the following command:
> >
> > update.packages(checkBuilt=T)
> >
> > I get a bunch of errors like the ones below. Any ideas?
>
> # yum install R-devel
>
> should do what you need. If you install via RPMS, in order to
> install/compile CRAN packages from source, you also need the headers and
> related files, which are in the 'devel' RPMS.
>
> This is also the case for other applications on RH/FC/F Linux.
>
> If you use:
>
> yum list R-*
>
> you will see the other R related RPMS that are available via the Fedora
> repos.

Thanks, Marc. That did the trick. However, it is strange because

yum update

did the update of R, and, before this R update, 'update.packages' worked fine.

Paul



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