[R] R on MkLinux DR3

cstrato@EUnet.at cstrato at EUnet.at
Sat Jan 2 20:38:11 CET 1999


Maybe somebody could help me with my problem installing R on my
PowerBook G3/292 with MkLinux DR3 installed on the internal HD:

When installing R with
    rpm -Uhv R-base-0.63-3.ppc.rpm
I got the following message:
    /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.47537: [: !=: unary operator expected
    /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.47537: /bin/R: no such file or directory
    execution of script failed
    error: R-base-0.63-3.ppc.rpm cannot be installed

Nevertheless, R was installed and is running

When I repeat installation:
    rpm -Uhv R-base-0.63-3.ppc.rpm
I get the message;
    package R-base-0.63-3.ppc.rpm is already installed
However, when I try to delete the package
    rpm -r R-base-0.63-3.ppc.rpm
I get the message:
    package R-base-0.63-3.ppc.rpm is not installed

When I tried to install R-contributions with
    rpm -Uhv R-contrib-1998.11.20-1.ppc.rpm
I got the following message:
    Can´t find R base in /lib/R
    execution of script failed
    error: R-contrib-1998.11.20-1.ppc.rpm cannot be installed

So, it seems that the rpm database is not updated and I am not able to
install R-contrib-1998.11.20-1.ppc.rpm
(It did not help to install /bin/R and /lib/R by hand)

So can anybody help me and tell me how I can install R-contrib?
If I want to remove R, where can I find which files I have to remove by

Thank you very much for your help
Christian Stratowa
e-mail: cstrato at EUnet.at

P.S.: I am new to Linux and to R (S-Plus)

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