[R-sig-Debian] rattle installation update
Prof. John C Nash
nashjc at uottawa.ca
Mon Feb 8 05:03:50 CET 2010
I have put information on the R-wiki under a new heading "Special Installation Issues" on
how to install rattle on different Linux distros. At the moment these are all debian
variants. Much as I wanted to use cran2deb, this is only used for Debian testing (aka
squeeze at the moment).
Glitches will certainly be observed with the information I have provided -- packages are
in a state of continual flux. Moreover, I was running VirtualBox virtual machines which
have their own peculiarities and generated some interesting GTK warnings that do not
appear to be fatal. However, I believe the "recipes" given are more or less OK and should
help people to get rattle running.
For Ubuntu Hardy, I even ventured to try a bash script. Seems to work, though not stress
tested due to time demands.
Notes and corrections -- especially for other distros like Red Hat, SuSe, etc.-- would be
Thanks to all who made suggestions.
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