[Bioc-devel] libRblas and libRlapack are broken dependencies for packages in R 3.1.0 on Fedora 20

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky znmeb at znmeb.net
Tue May 13 01:21:20 CEST 2014

E N <gifi2007 <at> hotmail.com> writes:

> Hi,
> Let's me quote Ed Borasky

I'm also active on the Fedora Bugzilla for this issue:

Here's a bit more detail. I don't know the exact process, but when a 
package is updated, like R 3.0.2 to 3.1.0, a Fedora packager takes an
existing source package, updates the pointers to the source and runs
through all the automated building and testing processes. Once that's
complete the package makes it into testing repositories and eventually
into the update repositories.

I discovered 3.1 was in Fedora's 'updates-testing' repository and
discovered the RStudio dependency conflict. Then after this reply from
the Fedora packager 

I posted the issue on the RStudio forum.

Meanwhile, it turns out that other packages besides RStudio and
BioConductor ones also seem to depend on libRblas or libRlapack. I don't
have a complete list. *And* it looks like R 3.1.0 has been pulled from
the Fedora updates-testing repository!

This will all sort itself out eventually, but meanwhile, if you're on
Fedora you're stuck with R 3.0.2 - I had to rebuilt two systems' worth of
R packages over the weekend when 3.1.0 vanished. :-(

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