Re: [R] problems when installing R in Fedora core 4

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Fri 19 Aug 2005 - 02:44:00 EST

On Thu, 18 Aug 2005, Jonathan Baron wrote:


> Whether you have the needed files already depends on what kind of
> installation you did. Some of the packages are "devel" and
> others are "compat". Here is my list of "compat" rpms
> that I have installed, and I think I installed all of these just
> to get R to build:
> compat-libf2c-32-3.2.3-47.fc4
> compat-libstdc++-296-2.96-132.fc4
> compat-readline43-4.3-2
> compat-gcc-32-3.2.3-47.fc4
> My hunch is that I still do not have the optimal installation,
> but it is possible that the newest versions of gcc have solved
> some of the problems with the ones that originally came with
> FC4. I've seen some discussion suggesting that the way to go is
> to use an older version of gcc, but I did not search for it just
> now.


for updates on that advice. It may still be the way to go.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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