[R] install R under suse: packages dependency

zhihua li lzhtom at hotmail.com
Thu May 4 04:23:09 CEST 2006

Thanks for your tips. But I don't understand why coping the distribution 
media to the server's hard disks would enable me to use yast2 remotely with 
ssh? Actually I can launch yast2 remotely now. After connecting to the 
remote server by ssh and then typing "yast2", a yast interface will appear 
within my shell. But I can't seem to control the yast2 panel, as most of 
the hot keys and arrows on the yast control panal are not working anymore, 
i.e., I can't navigate through the yast control panel with my local 
keyboard. It just got "stuck" there in my shell. I can't even quit the yast 
interface.  My local machine is a mac, I don't know if that's the problem.

>From: François Pinard <pinard at iro.umontreal.ca>
>To: zhihua li <lzhtom at hotmail.com>
>CC: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
>Subject: Re: [R] install R under suse: packages dependency
>Date: Wed, 3 May 2006 21:24:24 -0400
>[zhihua li]
>>I'm trying to install R 2.3.0 under Suse 10.0.   As I'm using SSH 
>>to login into the SUSE server, I can't use YAST2,
>I presume this is because you cannot remotely mount the CD's or 
>DVD's?  The next time you visit your server, if possible, copy your 
>distribution media to your hard disks, you'll find out that this is 
>really a useful thing to do.  You can later use YaST2 to install 
>from the copies you made, even remotely.  There is no problem using 
>YaST2 over SSH, either in graphical mode (if you used `ssh -X') or 
>in text mode.
>In my experience, R 2.3.0 installs painlessly under SuSE 10.0, and 
>needs nothing which is not already available on the distribution 
>media.  Should I say, I'm still impressed (even astonished) that R 
>installation succeeds so easily, given the size and complexity of 
>the distribution.
>François Pinard   http://pinard.progiciels-bpi.ca

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