[R] Sad story with happy ending

Peter Kleiweg kleiweg at let.rug.nl
Wed Jan 10 13:24:55 CET 2001

Martyn Plummer skriver...

> 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
>   buggy.
> - 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
>   ftp://calvin.iarc.fr/pub/R/RedHat/7.x/i386/DIY/ReadMe
>   gcc-2.96-65 and above contains patches for these bugs.

I built R 1.1.0 and R 1.2.0 without problems on RedHat 5.0,
with gcc version

Peter Kleiweg

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