[R] Sorry - Red Hat 9.0 RPM problem

Marc Schwartz mschwartz at medanalytics.com
Sat Apr 19 01:05:53 CEST 2003

Andy Bunn wrote:
> Excuse the wrong subject header.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch
> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch]On Behalf Of Andy Bunn
> Sent: Friday, April 18, 2003 4:29 PM
> To: R Listserv
> Subject: Re: [R] Help with nlme--freq weights, logit model, and more
> Hi, I'm making the painful but liberating step to full-time linux user.
> The switch has been mostly OK. All the stuff I learned when I first sat
> down at a unix box is slowly coming back. But I digress.
> Today I went to CRAN to get the RH 9 RPM:
> http://cran.us.r-project.org/bin/linux/redhat/9/i386/
> And, alas I found none and got the RH 8 build instead.
> Here's what happens when I try the RPM:
> [root at facet r.stuff]# rpm -i R-1.7.0-1.i386.rpm
> warning: R-1.7.0-1.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 97d3544e
> error: Failed dependencies:
>         libtcl.so.0 is needed by R-1.7.0-1
>         libtk.so.0 is needed by R-1.7.0-1
> But a newer version of tcl (and tk) was installed with the RH 9
> installation. 
> [root at facet misc.rpms]# rpm -qa | grep -i tcl
> tcl-8.3.5-88
> So, in a short and ill-advised moment of lunacy I forced it:
> [root at facet r.stuff]# rpm -i --nodeps *.rpm
> That went as poorly as one might expect.
> I suppose that I could roll back the tcl version but that seems
> counterproductive. Is there a way to force the rpm? Can somebody smarter
> than me make a good RPM for RH 9?
> I'm loathe to install from source.
> Thanks and I hope this is isn't an embarrassing question.
> -Andy


It would appear that Martyn has begun the process of uploading the 
official RH 9 RPM (as the RH 9 folder was not there yesterday).  If you 
can wait, my guess is that the RPM should show up on CRAN "soon" given 
that the MD5 sum file is now there.

If not and you are comfortable with the process, you can create the RH 9 
RPM from the source RPM (SRPM) at:


Alternatively, you can compile from the source tar ball on CRAN.

Either compiling approach will take about 30 to 40 minutes, depending 
upon your platform.

As you have experienced, do not try to force the RH 8.0 RPM on RH 9.


Marc Schwartz

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