[R] problem with installation from source on linux and solar

Martyn Plummer plummer at iarc.fr
Mon Sep 11 12:04:03 CEST 2000

On 08-Sep-00 Jennifer Steinbachs wrote:
> And then last night on a different RH 6.2 linux box, using the SRPMS, my
> husband (sys admin extraordinaire) tried making a new R rpm for me, but it
> failed because it couldn't find one file (man/R.1 or something?) during
> the rpm build.

It is difficult to say what went wrong. Where any changes made to the
SPEC file? If not, then I think it would be best to solve the problem
of installing from the original source first.

I'm not sure why you wanted to rebuild the RPM.  If it was to change
the prefix, you can do this when you install, e.g.

rpm -Uvh --prefix=/usr/local R-base-1.1.1-1.i386.rpm

will put R in /usr/local instead of the default /usr

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