RE: [R] Mandrake 10.1

From: bogdan romocea <>
Date: Wed 16 Mar 2005 - 00:49:05 EST

I managed to install R 2.0.1 on Mandrake 10.1 a couple of weeks ago. It wasn't that easy, first I had to manually track, download and install 3-4 dependencies.

I would suggest that you consider another GNU/Linux distribution, Mepis. Mepis combines the best features of several distributions:

As someone who went through several failed installation attempts (Gentoo, Debian, Quantian), primarily due to hardware issues which I didn't have the patience to try to fix, I appreciate a lot what Mepis has to offer. You can have a complete system (R + packages etc) up and running in 30 minutes starting from scratch (assuming you have broadband) -- which is about what it would take you to fix the dependencies for just one binary (such as R-2.0.0-1mdk.i586.rpm) on Mandrake.


-----Original Message-----
From: Christian [] Sent: Monday, March 14, 2005 1:21 PM
Subject: [R] Mandrake 10.1

Dear all,

I am trying to install the R-2.0.0-1mdk.i586.rpm <>

file on mandrake 10.1. Since the file is, originally, meant for Mandrake 10.0, it is not surprising me that the installation does not work.

The error message that I get can be translated in something like: "impossible to install since the info is not satisfied". Could you please help me in installing R on my Mandrake 10.1?

PS If you feel to answer me, consider that I am almost an absolute beginner at linux:)

Thanks a lot

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