[R] RE: RPMS of R for Red Hat 8.0

Martyn Plummer plummer at iarc.fr
Tue Oct 29 09:41:55 CET 2002

On Mon, 2002-10-28 at 20:21, Marc Schwartz wrote:
> > From: Martyn Plummer (plummer at iarc.fr)
> > Date: Mon Oct 28 2002 - 12:41:28 CET
> > 
> > A binary RPM package of R 1.6.0 for Red Hat 8.0 should now be 
> > available on a CRAN mirror near you. I apologize for the 
> > delay, but it took some time to get a copy of the new Red Hat release.
> > 
> > I shall continue to support Red Hat 7.x.
> > 
> > For the security conscious: in order to check the GPG 
> > signature on this package, you must first import my public 
> > key (1024D/97D3544E) into the RPM database. See the man page 
> > for rpm. This is a change from previous releases of Red Hat.
> > 
> > Martyn
> Martyn,
> I am just curious as the file size of the RPM that you posted is 11.6
> Mb, whereas the RPM that I compiled was only 10.8 Mb. 
> Is there a different set of configuration options/steps that you use by
> default?  I have not yet found any errors, but there may be something I
> am missing.

Perhaps you did not create some of the documentation.  If you want to
investigate, you can extract the contents of an RPM file without 
installing it as follows

rpm2cpio R-1.6.0-1.i386.rpm | cpio -ivd
#This will extract the contents to the directory usr
cp usr usr2
#Now do the same with the other RPM

You can explore differences between the two directories with diff, e.g.

diff --recursive --brief usr usr2

will tell you if a file is present in only one directory.


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