[R] [?] RPM install problems (Linux)

mikalzet@libero.it mikalzet at libero.it
Sat Sep 23 11:42:02 CEST 2000

On Fri, 22 Sep 2000, Francisco Cribari wrote:

> When I try to install the R RPM under Mandrake Linux 7.1 (intel), 
> I get the following error:
> [root at edgeworth programs]# rpm -ivh R-base-1.1.1-1.i386.rpm
> error: failed dependencies:
>         libreadline.so.3 is needed by R-base-1.1.1-1
> [root at edgeworth programs]#                
> I do have realine installed:
> [root at edgeworth programs]# rpm -qa | grep readline
> readline-4.1-4mdk
> and 
> [cribari at edgeworth cribari]$ locate libreadline.so.4
> /usr/lib/libreadline.so.4
> /usr/lib/libreadline.so.4.1

Use kpackage and force installation of the RPM by removing the 'check
dependencies' function; then create a symlink in /usr/lib/ 
called libreadline.so.3 pointing to libreadline.so.4 . 
I use mandrake 7.1 and it works.

Dr. Michele Alzetta

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