R-beta: R rules!

Ina Dau ina at stats.ucl.ac.uk
Thu Oct 23 11:24:13 CEST 1997

On 22 Oct 1997, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:

> "John vanVlaanderen" <johnvv at hotmail.com> writes:
> > rpm is a command and a *.rpm file is an installable cross between a tgz 
> > and an self extracting *.exe file.  To reinterate, it is a star product 
> > and in the copy-left. 
> ....
Yes, and it doesn't work on Slackware and possibly other Linux
Installations. It also insists on its own very idiosyncratic directory
If RedHat users want their .rpm files - fine.
However do keep up the .tar.gz file format, which needs only standard unix
utilities for its use.


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