Packages for RedHat 4.2, Debian 1.3

Gregory R. Warnes
Fri, 16 Jan 1998 16:15:57 -0800 (PST)

Various individuals wrote:

> > 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
> >
> Oh. I missed that. I suspect that readline is the least of his worries
> in that case, though. All sorts of "fun" are liable to arise when you
> run a program that was (e.g.) linked with libc5 and X libs on a system
> where libc5 is still there, but the X libs are now linked against
> libc6. Still, it *might* work...

Okay, okay.  I didn't notice that there was a RedHat5 directory, so I
downloaded the 4.2 rpms just to see.  No, they don't work, even if I get
the correct readline.  I've now downloaded the correct RPM from the RedHat
5 directory.  

The RPM for RedHat5 wants  Hmm, I've got
libncurses-3.0.  Lets try.. 

# cd /usr/lib
# ln -s

seems to make it run OK.


# rpm -i --nodeps r-base-0.61.1-2.i386.rpm 
group src does not exist - using root

R seems to work now.  The packages I downloaded from RedHat4.2, don't seem
to work.  At least, 

> library(survival4)
Error in dyn.load(file) : unable to load shared library

The file is there and is readable, so I expect that the libc5 libc6
difference is the problem...


    Gregory R. Warnes          | It is high time that the ideal of success  |  be replaced by the ideal of service.
                               |                       Albert Einstein

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