[Rd] Shift-Return causes segfault (PR#3293)

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at medanalytics.com
Thu Jun 19 14:39:07 MEST 2003

On Thu, 2003-06-19 at 05:58, Graeme.Ambler at bristol.ac.uk wrote:
> Full_Name: Graeme Ambler
> Version: 1.7.1
> OS: Red Hat Linux 9
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> Typing Shift-Return in R causes a segmentation fault.  I am using the
> Red Hat 9
> RPM from CRAN.

I am unable to replicate this under RH 9 using either the R 1.7.1 RPM or
from compiled source code after clean installs of both this morning.

You might want to ensure that you have a clean install of R.

I would first remove all copies of R on your system. Check to see what
RPMs are installed by using:

rpm -qa | grep R

to locate the installed R RPM. For 1.7.1 it should only list R-1.7.1-1.
So to remove it, as root, use:

rpm -e R-1.7.1-1

Then use:

whereis R

to locate any remaining R binaries and related files, which will
typically be in one or more of the following:


Remove these files and directory trees if they exist.

Once you have completely removed any existing copies of R, then
reinstall the RPM using:

rpm -Uvh R-1.7.1-1.i386.rpm

and re-test.

You might also want to verify the MD5 signature on your downloaded copy
of the RPM with the value that Martyn has on CRAN just to be sure that
there is no corruption of the RPM.


Marc Schwartz

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