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

Martyn Plummer plummer at iarc.fr
Tue Jan 31 09:53:42 CET 2006

On Mon, 2006-01-30 at 18:53 +0100, Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> Gavin Simpson <gavin.simpson at ucl.ac.uk> writes:
> > 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.
> Not in EL4 on CRAN master, as far as I can see...
> It's not only volunteer time that matters. They also need access to a
> machine that runs the OS version in question, which I suspect could be
> the issue here.

What Peter said.  I do have a volunteer to create RHEL4 binaries but,
they needed to install RHEL4 on a new machine first. I sent a reminder
and I hope we shall have RHEL4 binaries on CRAN soon.


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