[R] installing R under RH Linux 5.2

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Sun Jan 31 02:28:35 CET 1999

Francisco Cribari <cribari at de.ufpe.br> writes:

> I am trying to install R under Red Hat Linux 5.2, but the
> following error happens:
> [root at edgeworth cribari]# rpm -ivh R-base-0.63.2-1.i386.rpm failed
> dependencies:         libncurses.so.3.0 is needed by R-base-0.63.2-1
> I must be missing something very simple. I would appreciate
> any guidance. Thanks. FC.

Hmm. Dunno about 5.2, but 5.1 appears to have
/usr/lib/libncurses.so.3.0 in ncurses3-1.9.9e-5.i386.rpm
which is probably what you need to install. I have that one *and*
ncurses-4.2-6.i386.rpm and ncurses-devel-4.2-6.i386.rpm on this machine. 

(I seem to recall some ugly story about people fighting over the
ncurses development, which led to some numbering weirdness and may
have some relation to this)

Actually, it's a bit strange, because R's built on my machine link
with libncurses.so.4, but perhaps Martyn is catering for older
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