[R] install R without texlive dependencies

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at me.com
Thu Nov 20 16:19:42 CET 2014

> On Nov 20, 2014, at 8:00 AM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 20/11/2014 3:31 AM, Muraki Kazutaka wrote:
>> Hi all
>> I'm trying install R from EPEL repo on Scientific Linux. It's going
>> together texlive rpm dependencies also from repo, but I already have
>> installed TexLive with tlmgr from CTAN mirror and I don't want texlive
>> rpms from linux repo.
>> So... Question is... How can I install R without these deps and at the
>> same time work in without any problems in R and TexLive.
> You might get an answer to your question here, but this is more a question about your Linux distribution, and you will likely have better luck asking on a forum dedicated to it.  R should be perfectly happy working with the TexLive you already have.
> Duncan Murdoch

As Duncan noted, since this is Linux distro specific, you would be better off posting to R-SIG-Fedora, which is for R on RH based distros:


A number of the R related RH/Fedora package maintainers monitor that list and you can discuss the nuances of some of the dependencies for R there.

That being said and while it has been a number of years for me on Linux, a Google search did not turn up any CLI options for 'yum' to be able to install without the hard coded RPM dependencies.

However, there would be an option using 'rpm' at the command line, along the lines of:

  rpm -ivh --nodeps RPMName.rpm

where you can either download the R RPM and install it locally, or include the full URL to the RPM on the EPEL server.

Of course, the above incantation can leave you without other needed dependencies, so use with caution.


Marc Schwartz

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