[R] Timeliness of precompiled binaries--R-2.2.1 still not available as RPM

Gavin Simpson gavin.simpson at ucl.ac.uk
Mon Jan 30 18:37:03 CET 2006

On Mon, 2006-01-30 at 08:38 -0800, Waichler, Scott R wrote:
> R-2.2.1 is still not available for Redhat Linux as an RPM on CRAN.  It
> is available as an SRPM.  Can someone fill me in on why it takes so long
> to make RPMs available?  I would be happy to help make the RPMs for el4
> and el3 if such help is needed.

Because someone has to volunteer their time to create such things -
these are not automatically built by R-Core members. Martyn Plummer has
done this for as long as I've been using R...

...Mores the point, though, which CRAN mirror were you looking at? R
2.2.1 was in all the EL3/4 and FC3/4 i386 and x86_64 directories I could
be bothered to look at on the UK Bristol mirror for example.


> Regards,
> Scott Waichler
> Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
> scott.waichler _at_ pnl.gov

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