[R] R rpm for Mandriva 2008.1 ?

Paul Bivand paul.bivand at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 17:59:54 CEST 2008

The problem I have with using the Mandriva package system for R is
that the base installation is seriously outdated at 2.6.2 (when we are
now at 2.7.2). The range of packages available through the Mandriva
repositories is also far from comprehensive.

Therefore I compile from source, which requires ensuring that I have
all the dependencies and a full build system (which is not there in
the default Mandriva install - Fortran needs adding and a range of
-devel packages).

The linux version of install.packages() assumes the presence of a full
build system. While Debian (and derivatives) have a full package list
from repositories, the mandriva user needs to compile for some
packages (unless I have missed something)

Paul Bivand

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2008/9/15 Demmler J. <J.Demmler at swansea.ac.uk>:
> Solved! Something must have gone wrong when I set up the system. I reinstalled Mandriva, updated the packages and VOILA: R finally installed without any problems!
> Thanks   Joanne
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