[R] R-0.65.1 installed on SuSE6.2

Peter Malewski p.malewski at tu-bs.de
Mon Oct 18 20:54:44 CEST 1999

Hi Austin,

Agustin Lobo wrote:

> I've downloaded again the tgz and this time it worked fine.


> A couple of questions,
> 1.What should I do in order to get
> ride of the former version? just remove the directory?

You can do this (e.g. to save disk space). I have never delted the old versions.

    make install

command  will create an apropiate symlink to the binary of the new version.

> 2. Now that the packages come as rpm, should we install
> them from the same directory than the R package, is it
> better to do it from another directory (i.e, R-packages)
> or does the rpm take care?

If you haven't istalled R as an RPM, the RPM database don't know that R is on the
That mean you would get problems installing additional libraries (i assume you
mean this with your 'package' term). Due to
this you would get an message like 'unsolved dependies'.

Well, the tarballs of the R people are really good & (unlike several S-packages i
know) easy to install. Just unpack and run


& everything is fine. BTW has the compilation procedure the advantage that you get
an optimized version to your system
(but i don't believe that the increase in perdormance is important-but i've never
tested ).


ps.: The FAQ, README & CRAN documents are worth reading!

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