[R] Installing R on Suse 11.1 , cannot figure it out

Robert Wilkins robstdev at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 03:21:52 CEST 2009

I believe i did last night: a cran site in Pittsburgh, with a
"Install" link that I believe you are referring to, it just didnt
work, unless you are referring to a different web site. The r site,
eventually leads to a list of install choices ( download from
different locations , such as michigan, pittsburgh, etc) Your example
is Iowa?

Not having GCC preinstalled ( C and Fortran ) might be a factor. When
you install LInux, it should just install GCC , just like that. I
mean, that's just wrong.

this blog post sheds some light maybe:

When you install from source ( which I can't , because I can't figure
out how to install GCC) , does the source install have binary

On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 9:10 PM, Cedrick W. Johnson
<cedrick at cedrickjohnson.com> wrote:
> see below:
> Robert Wilkins wrote:
>> Can't figure out how the install works, it is certainly not automatic.
>> Also , the "Install" option on the R web site for Suse 11.1 does not work.
>> And the install software native to Suse, cannot figure out.
>> Does Suse have more problems installing software than Fedora or Ubuntu?
> Did you try installing the RPMS listed under your favorite CRAN mirror?
> (note, I didn't use the "install" links for the Readme file, I think you
> could grab these using 'wget'
> http://streaming.stat.iastate.edu/CRAN/bin/linux/suse/11.1/RPMS/i586/R-base-2.9.0-2.1.i586.rpm
> -and devel-
> http://streaming.stat.iastate.edu/CRAN/bin/linux/suse/11.1/RPMS/i586/R-base-devel-2.9.0-2.1.i586.rpm
> You may also have to compile R from source...
>> Or is this a hassle for any Linux distro? And Windows?
> My windows installs have been relatively hassle-free (5 workstations). I
> just finished setting up a small cluster (3) of ubuntu R instances in under
> 30 minutes. So, your mileage may vary. I've found Ubuntu to be rather simple
> to install R instances.
> Hope this helps
> c
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