[Rd] as-cran issue ==> set _R_CHECK_LENGTH_1_* settings!

Marc Schwartz m@rc_@chw@rtz @end|ng |rom me@com
Tue Jan 14 22:32:05 CET 2020

> On Jan 14, 2020, at 3:29 PM, Abby Spurdle <spurdle.a using gmail.com> wrote:
>> I do want to entice people to have a long look beyond closed
>> source OS into the world of Free Software where not only R is
>> FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) but (all / almost) all the
>> tools you use are of that same spirit.
> And while everyone is talking about operating systems...
> Recently, I tried to install R on Fedora.
> However, it only gave me the option of downloading and installing R
> 3.6.1, when the current release is/was R 3.6.2.
> I decided to wait, and may try again later, over the next week.
> Is it possible for things to be free *and* simple?


Which version of Fedora are you on?

The Fedora RPM build system for R:


would seem to suggest that R 3.6.2 may not be available for Fedora 29 or earlier, which is not a surprise, given the rapid update cycle used on Fedora.

R 3.6.2 is available for Fedora 30, 31 and 32 per the above page.

If you are on Fedora >=30, you might check your yum repo to see if it has been properly updated.

Otherwise, if you are on Fedora <=29, you should think about updating your Fedora installation.

You may or may not be aware that there is a dedicated list for R on Fedora/RHEL and derivatives:


Tom Callaway, who is the RH/Fedora maintainer for R is on that list, so you can pose queries to him via that list for any issues with R on Fedora.


Marc Schwartz

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