[R] Re: failed rpm installation of R 1.2-1 (fwd)

Faheem Mitha faheem at email.unc.edu
Wed Feb 7 22:25:55 CET 2001

On Wed, 7 Feb 2001, Albrecht Gebhardt wrote:

> On Wed, 7 Feb 2001, Faheem Mitha wrote:

> > error: failed dependencies:
> >         BEGIN is needed by R-base-1.2.1-1

> I guess, there is some executable file (a snippet of some script with mode
> 755 or similar) which starts with a line "BEGIN". ....
> Well, I just found it, it is an awk script:
> find -type f -exec grep -l BEGIN {} \;
> ...
> ./bin/maketitle.awk
> Clearly it doesn't need the executable bits so simply add
> chmod 644 $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/%{prefix}/R/bin/maketitle.awk
> to the end of the %install section of my spec file.

Actually, I think this should be

With this change, the rpm installs successfully. Thanks a lot, Albrecht!
By the way, your rpm spec file is one of the best-written I have seen.
Just one more thing: could you briefly explain to me for future reference
(off-list) why there was a problem, and the above fixed things?

                                Sincerely, Faheem Mitha.

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