Re: [R] Sorry - Red Hat 9.0 RPM problem

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From: Andy Bunn (abunn@montana.edu)
Date: Sat 19 Apr 2003 - 09:04:00 EST


Message-id: <1050707040.2929.3.camel@facet.msu.montana.edu>

Egads. The force worked. It hung when I tried it and the process
resisted killing but when I rebooted R was working. Appologies for
misusing the list. I really didn't think it had worked.

Repentfully, Andy

On Fri, 2003-04-18 at 16:43, Andy Bunn wrote:
> Excuse the wrong subject header.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch
> [mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch]On Behalf Of Andy Bunn
> Sent: Friday, April 18, 2003 4:29 PM
> To: R Listserv
> Subject: Re: [R] Help with nlme--freq weights, logit model, and more
>
>
> Hi, I'm making the painful but liberating step to full-time linux user.
> The switch has been mostly OK. All the stuff I learned when I first sat
> down at a unix box is slowly coming back. But I digress.
>
> Today I went to CRAN to get the RH 9 RPM:
>
> http://cran.us.r-project.org/bin/linux/redhat/9/i386/
>
> And, alas I found none and got the RH 8 build instead.
>
> Here's what happens when I try the RPM:
>
> [root@facet r.stuff]# rpm -i R-1.7.0-1.i386.rpm
> warning: R-1.7.0-1.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 97d3544e
> error: Failed dependencies:
> libtcl.so.0 is needed by R-1.7.0-1
> libtk.so.0 is needed by R-1.7.0-1
>
> But a newer version of tcl (and tk) was installed with the RH 9
> installation.
>
> [root@facet misc.rpms]# rpm -qa | grep -i tcl
> tcl-8.3.5-88
>
> So, in a short and ill-advised moment of lunacy I forced it:
>
> [root@facet r.stuff]# rpm -i --nodeps *.rpm
>
>
> That went as poorly as one might expect.
>
> I suppose that I could roll back the tcl version but that seems
> counterproductive. Is there a way to force the rpm? Can somebody smarter
> than me make a good RPM for RH 9?
>
> I'm loathe to install from source.
>
> Thanks and I hope this is isn't an embarrassing question.
>
> -Andy
>
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