Re: [R] install R under suse: packages dependency

From: François Pinard <>
Date: Thu 04 May 2006 - 11:24:24 EST

[zhihua li]

>I'm trying to install R 2.3.0 under Suse 10.0. As I'm using SSH to
>login into the SUSE server, I can't use YAST2,

I presume this is because you cannot remotely mount the CD's or DVD's? The next time you visit your server, if possible, copy your distribution media to your hard disks, you'll find out that this is really a useful thing to do. You can later use YaST2 to install from the copies you made, even remotely. There is no problem using YaST2 over SSH, either in graphical mode (if you used `ssh -X') or in text mode.

In my experience, R 2.3.0 installs painlessly under SuSE 10.0, and needs nothing which is not already available on the distribution media. Should I say, I'm still impressed (even astonished) that R installation succeeds so easily, given the size and complexity of the distribution.

François Pinard

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