Re: [R] installing the x86_64 R Binary on Fedora Core 5

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri 25 Aug 2006 - 02:51:01 EST

On Thu, 24 Aug 2006, roger bos wrote:

> Thanks so much Marc & Stefan! The GUI wasn't telling me what I was
> missing. The terminal told me I was missing tk-8.4.12-1.2.x86_64.rpm so I
> went and got that and it installed without errors. Then I could't figure
> out how to launch R through the GUI so I went back to the terminal and typed
> "R" and it launched. I have a lot to learn but I want to thank you so much
> for getting me started.
>
> Another question:
> As I said, I don't have internet access on the linux machine, so is there
> any way to copy the library folder from my windows machine to the linux box
> and install the packages from there?

No, but what you can do on Windows is use download.packages(..., type="source"), and copy the folder into which you downloaded to your Linux box.

To avoid continually needing root access, I would do

cd ~
mkdir Rlibrary
cat > .Renviron
~/Rlibrary
^D

cd folder-with-downloaded-sources
foreach f (*.tar.gz)
R CMD INSTALL -l ~/Rlibrary $f
end

The next time you start R the installed packages should be available to you.

>
> Roger
>
>
>
>
> On 8/24/06, Stefan Grosse <singularitaet@gmx.net> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Roger,
> >
> > I dunno what exactly might be the source of that mistake but I would
> > strongly recommend to install R while you are online. Often other
> > packages must be installed for dependencies.
> >
> > (And then I recommend using the smart package manager (
> > http://labix.org/smart ) which is a great tool and handling dependencies
> > better.)
> >
> > You could use rpm at the command line level.
> >
> > open a shell, type su and give your password, change to the folder where
> > the rpm is downloaded to, type
> > rpm -ivh R-2.3.1-1.fc5.x86_64.rpm will try to install and give you
> > information on whats missing...
> >
> > Stefan Grosse
> >
> > roger bos schrieb:
> > > I am looking for help install the x86_64 R Binary onto my FC5
> > machine. At
> > > the risk of subjecting myself to tons of criticism, I must confess that
> > I
> > > don't know anything about Linux and I have never compiled R from source.
> > > Therefore, I choose FC5 because I see that a 64-bit binary is already
> > > available.
> > >
> > > Here is what I tried: I installed FC5 with all options (productivity,
> > > software development, and web server). FC5 boots up fine. I downloaded
> > all
> > > the R binary files in that FC5 directory to my USB drive and copied
> > > them onto my linux machine (where I don't yet have internet access). I
> > > created a folder in my rbos's Home directory and copied the files
> > there. I
> > > clicked on the R-2.3.1-1.fc5.x86_64.rpm and right-clicked to choose
> > 'open
> > > with "install software"' It asked me for my root password. I put in
> > the
> > > same root password I choose when I installed FC5. I get a "installing
> > > packages" screen that shows the R filename and I click Apply. It then
> > give
> > > me an Error: "Unable to retrieve software information".
> > >
> > > Can anyone tell me what steps I am missing? The R install guide states
> > that
> > > binary installs are platform specific so it only considers building from
> > the
> > > sources. I look forward to learning a lot about Linux and using more
> > than
> > > just the GUI, but to get started, I just want to learn how to install a
> > > binary of R.
> > >
> > > Thanks so much,
> > >
> > > Roger
> > >
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