[R] RPM of R-1.2.1 for RH 7?

apjaworski@mmm.com apjaworski at mmm.com
Mon Jan 22 16:36:15 CET 2001

> On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Jonathan Baron wrote:
>> There does not seem to be a RPM for Red Hat 7 of version 1.2.1.
>> What should I do?  I have a new computer with RH7.
> The easiest thing to do is to install from source.  You will need to
> up/downgrade your gcc, though.  The notorious "gcc 2.96" supplied with
> causes a number of problems with R.
> Installing from source will mean you want to uninstall before installing
> an RPM, should one become available.
>    -thomas
> Thomas Lumley               Asst. Professor, Biostatistics
> tlumley at u.washington.edu    University of Washington, Seattle
The gcc-2.96 compiler has actually been fixed a couple of months ago.  The
current RPM version is 2.96-69.

I am not trying to defend RH for including an "experimental" compiler in
their 7.0 release but, as a matter of fairness, I have to point out that
they did a very good job with the update.  I compiled 1.2.1 with it with no
problems whatsoever.  I ran all the tests with no errors and all the
packages I tried to compile so far work fine.

This is a little off the subject, but the updated 2-.96 compiler also
compiles Linux kernel 2.4.0 with no problems.



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