[R] redhat 7.2 and rpm
Friedrich.Leisch at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Fri Nov 23 10:16:48 CET 2001
>>>>> On Fri, 23 Nov 2001 09:18:28 +0100 (CET),
>>>>> Martyn Plummer (MP) wrote:
> On 23-Nov-2001 Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:
>> Erich Neuwirth <erich.neuwirth at univie.ac.at> writes:
>>> since less than 24 hours my notbook runs linux,
>>> redhat 7.2
>>> the first additional package i installed was R.
>>> i used the rpm from the server.
>>> then, R would not start, complaining that it could not find
>>> redhat 7.2 installed libreadline.so.4.2
>>> and aliases
>>> i i created a symbolic link named
>>> and then things worked.
>>> should it be like that.
>>> or should R try libreadline.so or at least
>> No, that is a gross hack (which I inflicted on my notebook too...).
>> The correct fix would be to install the real libreadline.so.4.1, or
>> recompile R for the newer library.
>> I wonder: Is this because configure selects the most precise version
>> number when looking for libraries? If so, it might get tricky to work
>> around for the RPM maintainer.
> For RedHat 7.2 you need to install readline41-4.1-10.i386.rpm, which
> contains version 4.1 of the readline library. This information is
> contained in the file ReadMe-RH72, which you will find in the same CRAN
> directory as the RPM.
Hmm, this is justy a note from an outsider, but for a Debian package I
would say that the R package must depend on libreadline41 such that it
gets installed automatically, when a user tries to install the R
E.g., the .deb for debian testing has
Depends: perl, zlib-bin, blas2, libc6 (>= 2.2.4-4), libjpeg62,
libncurses5 (>= 5.2.20010310-1), libpng2(>=1.0.12), libreadline4 (>=
4.2-2), tcl8.3 (>= 8.3.0), tk8.3 (>= 8.3.0), xlibs (>> 4.1.0), zlib1g
I've never used RedHat, but I have rpm installed and the man pages
suggest that it offers the same functionality ... but maybe I'm
missing something obvious ...
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