[R] RPM of R-1.2.1 for RH 7?
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jan 22 17:06:38 CET 2001
On Mon, 22 Jan 2001 apjaworski at mmm.com wrote:
> > 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.
But, see http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-2.96.html for what the gcc developers
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