Compilation of R under Mandrake Linux 6.1 (helios)
Fri, 12 Nov 1999 09:38:51 -0500
> I've just installed Mandrake Linux, then compiled R-0.65.1 .
> Whether because I omitted some necessary items when I selected
> software for installion, or because they anyway needed to be
> loaded afterwards, I found it necessary to load the following
> packages in order to compile R-0.65.1
> pgcc-g77-1.1.3-3mdk.i586.rpm (Fortran g77 compiler)
> XFree66-devel-3.3.5-3mdk.i586.rpm (X.h etc header files)
My experience with Mandrake was that if you install "everything" then R 0.65.1
compiles without problem. (It does not automatically recognize gnome, but I
don't think it is suppose to and I'm not sure what that adds.) If you only
install selected components from the Mandrake checklist, like C development and
everything else you think you might need, then you don't get fortran and some
other things you need.
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