Re: [R] Installing R in Fedora Core 4

From: White, Charles E WRAIR-Wash DC <>
Date: Sat 20 Aug 2005 - 01:07:59 EST

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On Fri, 8/19, Gavin Simpson wrote:
Peter Dalgaard has noted, on the R-Devel list (sorry I can't provide the link to the mail - the link from the R site to the mail archives wasn't working when I tried), that there are problems with the R rpm from Fedora Extras, including a strange printing bug. I believe Peter now thinks this is a bug in R (seem to have deleted that post - doh) exposed by the compilation flags used by the maintainer of the Fedora Extras rpm.

If you want and rpm to install, then Martyn Plummer provides R binaries for Red Hat / Fedora systems that are available from CRAN e.g: for FC4

Martyn has also made these available via a yum-compatible repository, so the benefits you note of auto-notification of updates etc. apply here as well.

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The last time I tried to use the Martyn Plummer RPMs they were compiled without enabling shared libraries and I ended up compiling R myself so that I could use JGR. Messages describing the problem with the version actually on the Extras CD were my other unstated reason for describing yum instead of downloading the CD. I haven't heard there is a problem with Fedora's new RPMs but that doesn't prove that there aren't any. I fully agree with Martyn Plummer's readme notice that describes Fedora Core as bleeding edge technology not to be trusted for production use. Fedora Core describes itself that way. mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Sat Aug 20 01:13:38 2005

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