[R] R 1.4 on Mandrake Linux 8.1

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Sun Dec 23 23:14:17 CET 2001

Frank E Harrell Jr <fharrell at virginia.edu> writes:

> I installed the new rpm from CRAN for R 1.4 for Mandrake Linux 8.1,
> after getting blas and libgcc from rpmfind.net. When I do
> update.packages() the system goes to update grid, lattice, and mgcv.
> I get compile errors for two of them. Apparently R is looking for
> gcc 3.0.1 or later but 8.1 uses 2.9x which is required for other
> Mandrake applications (i.e., I get a dependency error when trying to
> install the latest gcc*.rpm from rpmfind.net; there are no Mandrake
> 8.1 updates yet for gcc). I would appreciate a pointer. Thanks
> -Frank

Um, what makes you think it wants 3.0.1? Nothing in R itself requires
that, but the rpm may have been compiled with 3.0.1 and that might
carry into the package-building. AFAIR, RedHat 7.2 has both a gcc and
a gcc3 rpm which can be installed in parallel, and Mandrake usually
follows RedHat..

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