[R] Problem with SuSE 6.4 RPMS

Sven Garbade garbade at psy.uni-muenchen.de
Mon Aug 7 10:50:50 CEST 2000

Martin Maechler wrote:

>     WinfTh> Well, I hadn't looked into this section! I checked all the
>     WinfTh> others though -- so its no wonder I didn't find it! Well I
>     WinfTh> didn't use any options which are not predefined in YaST 1.05 so
>     WinfTh> I don't know actually if I used any...  I tried to solve the
>     WinfTh> problem by checking the dependencies the R-0.90.1 which is
>     WinfTh> included in the distribution. This came up with some missing
>     WinfTh> library I hadn`t heard of as well but not the libblas.so.2. But
>     WinfTh> I learn again that it is no good using comfortable tools
>     WinfTh> without any knowledge of the procedure. ;-)

You should not use Yast to upgrade or install any rpm-packages who are
NOT maintained by SuSE... Yast can´t check the dependencies (don´t know
why). Yast only checks correctly the dependencies for all packages in
one distribution, e.g. with Yast on SuSE 6.3 you can´t upgrade any rpm
package using the 6.4 cds... Use rpm on the command line (e.g. rpm -Uhv
<package>), even if you want to install or upgrdade any package you´ve
found in the web.

> Now that you'r mentioning R's version on SuSE 6.4:
> I think it's close to atrocious that they bundle 0.90.1  (Dec 15, 1999)
> when 1.0.0 came out Feb.29
> and they have a release cycle of only a few months...
> If any you have a closer connection to SuSE, I think it might make sense
> to tell them how to upgrade versions of R or to find the person @suse who's
> responsibility it is...

I´ll mail this problem to suse-feedback.

Bye, Sven
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