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