[R] updating R - old version still runs

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Sun Apr 21 21:23:41 CEST 2002

Uwe Ligges wrote:
> Tony Long wrote:
> >
> > All:
> >
> >         I apologize as I think I had this problem before, and
> > misplaced my notes on the solution.
> >
> >         I just tried to upgrade my version of R on a Redhat Linux
> > computer.  I downloaded and ran the rpm for
> >
> > R-recommended-1.4.1-1.i386.rpm

Arrgh. Sorry. Just forget my last mail...

If you really downloaded *R-recommended*: AFAIK in that package there
are the recommended packages of R, not R itself! So, of course, your old
version of R is still running.

To upgarde R itself you have to install R-base-1.4.1-1.i386.rpm.

Uwe Ligges

> > Problem is that when I type R from any directory the "old" version
> > still seems to run.  I can only guess this has to do with where the
> > new and old version are being put.  Any suggestions?  Tony
> If you don't need the old one, just uninstall it.
> Obviously it is installed into a directory with higher priority in your
> search path than the newer version of R (or you set an alias?).
> Maybe one version is installed in /usr/.... (/usr/bin/R, /usr/lib/R/...)
> , the other one in /usr/local/.... (/usr/local/bin/R,
> /usr/local/lib/R/...)?
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