Packages for RedHat 4.2, Debian 1.3

Douglas Bates
16 Jan 1998 17:12:24 -0600

Peter Dalgaard BSA <> writes:

> "Gregory R. Warnes" <> writes:
> > RedHat 5.0 comes with  R-base depends on
> >  There seem to be no other unresolved dependencies, so
> > I'm looking to find a copy of
> It *should* work if you make a symlink from to
> and rerun ldconfig.

It may work but it may not.  Gregory is referring to installing the
r-base_0.61.1-2_i386.rpm file from the bin/i386-linux/RedHat-4.2/
directory, not the one from the RedHat-5.0 directory.  The one he is
trying to install was linked against not

According to some discussions that we saw a while back, Debian's is supposedly upwardly compatible with  The in RedHat 5.0 is the same
as Debian's but the two maintainers can't agree on
a number.  (I think that's the way it works.  It got a bit confusing
for a while there.)

Anyway, if you do get it to install I would definitely try it out with
 R -noreadline
Douglas Bates                  
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