[R] .rpm (splines, ctest) install problem - LinuxPPC

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Sat Jun 3 20:22:26 CEST 2000

Ralph Brands and Laurel Brinton <brinton at interchange.ubc.ca> writes:

> On a PMac 7200 (running LinuxPPC 3Q 99), trying to install
> "R-ctest-0.9.R16-1.ppc.rpm" and "R-splines-2.0.R3-3.ppc.rpm" rpms currently
> in the linuxppc binary download directory results in error messages saying
> that files in these rpms conflict with files from R-base 1.01-1.
> Of course, "R-rpart" and "R-survival4" then also can't be installed because
> the above aren't installed.
> Should I force install "R-ctest" and "R-splines"? I'm afraid to break
> something in the base install without knowing it. Haven't found anything in
> the help archives about this one.

ctest and splines really *are* in 1.0.1, so overriding them with older
versions is a bad idea. If you must force anything, force survival4,
but note that everything in the contrib section is almost a year old.
If you have a functional build environment and a net connection, I'd
recommend simply saying (as root, or at least with install

install.packages(c("survival5","rpart"), lib=.lib.loc) # yes, 5

(..which is likely the reason that the contrib has not been updated,

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