RPM's for [ESS], {was "Ess packages for Suse.. available ?"}

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu Jan 13 09:49:42 CET 2005

>>>>> "AndyL" == Liaw, Andy <andy_liaw at merck.com>
>>>>>     on Wed, 12 Jan 2005 09:02:58 -0500 writes:

    AndyL> [Re-directing to ESS-help] 

Thank you, Andy!

    AndyL> I seem to recall that Paul Johnson made an RPM for
    AndyL> RedHat (or was it Fedora?)...  Don't know how
    AndyL> compatible that is on SUSE.  (I just install from
    AndyL> source, which is as easy as Tony stated.)

A bit more recently, Tom Moertels has been providing RPM's for
ESS, from

and we have been shipping RPM.spec as part of the ESS
distribution such that people should be able to easily build
RPMs themselves.
OTOH, Tom's site still has only 5.2.3 even though ESS 5.2.4 is
now a week old...

At some point in time I had considered to build an RPM myself as
part of the release, since we are still running Redhat here
(such I would automatically have the necessary tools).
One of the reasons for not doing it in the end, was the issue of
properly signing the RPM which needed some extra steps I had
been too lazy to take.

In principle, I'd be rather happy to find volunteers (with a
"long" time committment) for doing this.  I don't know if there
needs to be more than one RPM for the different distributions
(Redhat, Fedora, SuSE, Mandrake, ??) or if everyone could just
use one.


    >> From: A.J. Rossini
    >> Does SuSE have anything like Debian's "alien" for
    >> importing foreign packages?
    >> If so, then you might use the Debian packages.
    >> Otherwise, it isn't too hard to unpack in your home
    >> directory, and add the appropriate " (load-file ...)"
    >> statement to your .emacs / .xemacs/init.el
    >> best, -tony
    >> On Tue, 11 Jan 2005 12:49:04 +0100, Thomas Schönhoff
    >> <tom_hoary at web.de> wrote: > Hi,
    >> > 
    >> > I've just managed to install R on
    >> Suse-9.2. Unfortunately there seem to > be no Ess
    >> packages in Suse distri available. Doesn't seem like that
    >> Suse > is ever to integrate these packages (since 2000)!?
    >> > Are there any precompiled binaries around? So far I
    >> haven't been lucky > to find any of them on rpmfind and
    >> similar sites.  > Maybe someone has already Ess binary
    >> for Suse-9.2 and is willing to > share this one!?
    >> Otherwise I had to go through the hassle of building an >
    >> rpm packages, which would be a real challenge to do for
    >> me.
    >> > 
    >> > sincerely
    >> > 
    >> > Thomas
    >> > 
    >> > ______________________________________________ >
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    >> -- 
    >> best,
    >> -tony
    >> "Commit early,commit often, and commit in a repository
    >> from which we can easily roll-back your mistakes" (AJR,
    >> 4Jan05).
    >> A.J. Rossini blindglobe at gmail.com

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