[R-sig-Fedora] R-devel going away

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Thu Oct 23 16:42:19 CEST 2008


On Thu, 2008-10-23 at 16:34 +0200, Enrico Scholz wrote:
> Better solutions:
> 
> * add it to comps.xml
> * move 'R' to R-core, and add 'R' which depends on 'R-core' +
> 'R-devel'
> 
> 
> > * The size of the R-devel is tiny, about 440K installed.
> 
> You miss its dependencies:
> 
> bzip2-devel
> gcc-c++
> gcc-gfortran
> libICE-devel
> libSM-devel
> libX11-devel
> libXmu-devel
> libXt-devel
> libjpeg-devel
> libpng-devel
> ncurses-devel
> pkgconfig
> readline-devel
> tcl-devel
> tetex-latex
> texinfo
> tk-devel

These are very good points, thanks Enrico. What would people think about
doing the suggested R/R-core/R-devel split instead? Users would still be
able to get everything with yum install R, it would meet the guidelines,
and minimal installs with R can simply have R-core.

~spot



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