[Rd] [R] RPMs needed to compile R using the tar.gz file

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Aug 5 13:13:51 CEST 2011

First off, this was an R-devel question (or maybe an r-sig-fedora 

It is not at all easy to give a complete answer: the list is very long 
and changes rapidly as Fedora updates.  If you can use yum to install 
a minimal list and let it get the dependencies the list would be 
manageable.  And the simplest way to get a minimal list would be to 
look in the spec file for the Fedora SRPM.

But here's a start, from yum -v install R

gcc-c++ (optional for R)

(Fedora uses lots of things like pcre, bzip2 which have copies 
in R.)

A lot of that is actually documented in the R-admin manual.

On Fri, 5 Aug 2011, Patrick Connolly wrote:

> I don't wish to install R by rpm.  I need to know what Fedora rpms I
> need to install to give me the capability to install R using the
> tar.gz source file as I've done for years.
> On previous occasions when I've installed Fedora, I've used the DVD
> which has thousands of RPMs.  Lately I've installed Fedora 15 from the
> Live CD which has a lot fewer and so a lot of necessary stuff is not
> installed yet.
> I've done the same not long ago with Kubuntu which required me to
> install about 20 debs before I could compile R.  If I had access to
> that installation, I could probably work out what the corresponding
> rpms are.  But I figured some clever person will have a list of the
> necessary rpms somewhere already.  Or even a smarter search string
> than I can think of would be appreciated.
> There's a lot of information about installing R from an rpm but that's
> not what I wish to do.
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