Re: [R] Fedora 9?

From: Peter Dalgaard <P.Dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 14:22:17 +0200

Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> Jonathan Baron wrote:
>
>> Not to be impatient, but something seems odd.
>>
>> The CRAN repository has nothing for Fedora 9.
>>
>> The RPM of R that comes with Fedora 9 is version 2.6.2. Someone
>> connected with the Fedora project must have built that.
>>
>> R 2.7 is not in the "updates" for Fedora 9, so nobody connected with
>> Fedora has done that.
>>
>> However - and this is the odd thing - the "development" repository of
>> Fedora has R 2.7 for Fedora 10. So whoever did that skipped Fedora 9.
>>
>> Advice?
>>
>> I will happily accept the answers "wait" or "install from source" or
>> "submit a bug report to Fedora." I just want to know, in part so I
>> know what to do with the computer that serves RSiteSearch (which is
>> still running Fedora 8 and R 2.6.2).
>>
>> Jon
>>
>>
> There's already a bugzilla report, see
>
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/2008-May/msg01341.html
>
> The upshot seems to be that
>
> (a) 2.7.0 came out while F9 was frozen
>
> (b) while F9 was frozen there were also no F8/F7 version upgrades (so
> that you don't need to downgrade R to upgrade Fedora)
>
> (c) the process for getting new releases out is intrinsically slow.
> There's a "karma system" where potential new RPM's are kept in
> quarantine and can be thumbed up or down by testers, and this apparently
> invariably times out at a score of 0 after two weeks (a +3 would cause
> immediate release).
>
>
Credit where due: I forgot to say that Marc Schwartz dug out most of this information.

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