Re: [R] Fedora 9?

From: Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz_at_comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 07:35:18 -0500

on 05/16/2008 07:22 AM Peter Dalgaard wrote:

> 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.

Thanks Peter :-)

Jon, before you jump on the F9 bandwagon, you might want to note my post on r-devel from this past Wednesday:

   https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2008-May/049569.html

Best regards,

Marc



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