[R] Sad story with happy ending

Martyn Plummer plummer at iarc.fr
Wed Jan 10 15:30:37 CET 2001

On 10-Jan-01 Peter Kleiweg wrote:
> Martyn Plummer skriver...
>> On 10-Jan-01 Peter Kleiweg wrote:
>> > I built R 1.1.0 and R 1.2.0 without problems on RedHat 5.0,
>> > with gcc version
>> My comments were specific to Red Hat 7.0.  I'm sorry if this
>> wasn't clear.
> You wrote: "The moral of this story is that you should keep your
> box up to date with the latest official updates from Red Hat." 

And so you should.  But an update is not the same thing as an upgrade.
Red Hat releases security fixes, bug fixes and package enhancements for
each release. See


This is what I am referring to. They are equivalent to the "service packs"
released by Microsoft. There are about 80 updates for Red Hat 5.0.


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