R 1.0.0 for SuSE Linux

Albrecht Gebhardt albrecht.gebhardt at uni-klu.ac.at
Thu Mar 2 14:00:29 CET 2000

New RPM packages for SuSE Linux are available now at 


and should soon arrive at 


They are built on SuSE 6.3, but run also on SuSE 6.2. 

RPMs for SuSE 5.3 and 6.{0,1} will drop in later this or next week and
replace the 0.9x.x versions.


I changed the installation prefix from /usr/local to /usr, so you cannot
mix older contrib RPMs with the new base RPM without explicitly
modifying the R_LIBS variable! 

The ESS package (currently only a xemacs version) will only run on SuSE
6.3, please use the older one (under the suse/6.2 tree) for 6.2. 

Note for ESS on SuSE 6.3: 
Do not forget to check that your /dev/pty* devices are world
read-writeable !! If necessary execute "chmod o+rw /dev/pty*" or ESS will
not work. Of course this may affect your security. See also
http://sdb.suse.de/sdb/en/html/ke_devpts-63.html for notes on this topic.

The ess-xemacs package creates a new file /etc/profile.d/xemacs-site.sh
which sets EMACSLOADPATH=/usr/share/xemacs/site-packages, where it also
creates site-start.el with a reference to ESS's start files. I don't
know if this interferes with GNU emacs installations.

Albrecht Gebhardt

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