[R] Sad story with happy ending
plummer at iarc.fr
Wed Jan 10 10:41:40 CET 2001
I'm sorry you had so much difficulty getting R to install on Red Hat
Linux 7.0. The moral of this story is that you should keep your box up
to date with the latest official updates from Red Hat. Specifically
- To run R, you should upgrade glibc. The version that comes "out
of the box" on RH7.0 is a pre-release version of glibc 2.2 and is
- To build R yourself, you should upgrade gcc. The version that comes
with RH7.0 is contains two bugs that prevent R from working correctly.
These are detailed at
gcc-2.96-65 and above contains patches for these bugs.
On 09-Jan-01 znmeb at borasky-research.com wrote:
> Sequence of events:
> 1. I loaded a two-processor Pentium Pro system with Red Hat Linux 7.0. I
> loaded *everything*.
> 2. I downloaded R-base-1.1.1-3.i386.rpm from the CRAN archive and
> installed it with no problems.
> 3. Then I spotted R-base-1.2.0-2.i386.rpm and downloaded it. It
> installed fine, but when I tried to execute the "demo("graphics")"
> command it gave some errors.
> 4. Then I downloaded R-base-1.2.0-3.src.rpm and tried to build it. The
> build job blew up.
> 5. Finally, I downloaded the latest gcc (2.96-69) and latest glibc (2.2-9)
> from Red Hat and installed them.
> 6. Now the R-base-1.2.0-3.src.rpm builds successfully, and the resulting
> R-base-1.2.0-3.i386.rpm installs and the 'demo("graphics")' runs to
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