[R] SuSE package

alexander volovics awol at STAT.UNIMAAS.NL
Sun Nov 15 14:38:26 CET 1998

Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote: 

>> R should be very easy to compile from scatch on most Linux systems, 
>> though. (I seem to recall a caveat with SuSE and the readline library, 
>> but someone here can probably help you out) 

Wendelin Reich wrote:

> Yes. SuSe seems to install an old version of readline, so all you have 
> to do is to compile and install a newer version of it. 

I beg to differ (if both of you are referring to readline 2.2):

Using SuSE 5.3 'straight out of the box', without any changes or additions,
I have compiled succesfully both R-0.62.3 and R-0.63.0 (using gcc and f2c).
And everything seems to work without problems.

Though SuSE 5.3 contains readline 2.1 (packaged together with bash!)
configure and make run without complaining.

The only problem I have with SuSE is with f2c and then ONLY with
Jim Lindsey's library 'repeated' (probably because it contains Fortran90?)
The RedHat 5.1 f2c compiles 'repeated' without any problems. 

Alexander Volovics
Dept of Methodology & Statistics
Maastricht University, Maastricht, NL
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