Re: R-beta: R rules!

Bill Simpson (
Thu, 23 Oct 1997 09:22:40 -0500 (CDT)

Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 09:22:40 -0500 (CDT)
From: Bill Simpson <>
Subject: Re: R-beta: R rules!
In-Reply-To: <>

Thanks once again everyone who helped.  I first tried just changing the
directory structure, but that didn't work.  So then I deleted everything
and started over.  But then I ran into problems becuase I tried to install
the software into /usr/local/Rblahblah as wsimpson.  So I became su, and
the problems persisted.  Finally I deleted everything again and logging in
as root prior to installation.  That time it worked.  So I learned:
- log in as root prior to installation
- su not same as root

Best wishes,
PS on Slackware vs other distributions.  I agree Debian or RedHat were my
preferences, since the package management appears to be a big plus.  I
actually installed RedHat to begin with. I ran into problems installing
the network card my tech services told me to buy, [plug and play
problems!] so had to wind up asking them for help and they installed

PPS Not all Mac users are mutton heads.... Did you know Ron Thisted (Unic
Chicago) uses a Mac (or at least was using Mac when they filmed "Against
All Odds" [excellent stats video series])?

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