[R] installing R under RH Linux 5.2

Stuart Luppescu s-luppescu at uchicago.edu
Sun Jan 31 17:43:34 CET 1999

On 31-Jan-99 Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:
> Francisco Cribari <cribari at de.ufpe.br> writes:
>> I am trying to install R under Red Hat Linux 5.2, but the
>> following error happens:
>> [root at edgeworth cribari]# rpm -ivh R-base-0.63.2-1.i386.rpm failed
>> dependencies:         libncurses.so.3.0 is needed by R-base-0.63.2-1
>> I must be missing something very simple. I would appreciate
>> any guidance. Thanks. FC.
> Hmm. Dunno about 5.2, but 5.1 appears to have
> /usr/lib/libncurses.so.3.0 in ncurses3-1.9.9e-5.i386.rpm
> which is probably what you need to install. I have that one *and*
> ncurses-4.2-6.i386.rpm and ncurses-devel-4.2-6.i386.rpm on this machine. 
> (I seem to recall some ugly story about people fighting over the
> ncurses development, which led to some numbering weirdness and may
> have some relation to this)
> Actually, it's a bit strange, because R's built on my machine link
> with libncurses.so.4, but perhaps Martyn is catering for older
> systems?

My RedHat 5.2 system has the following curses packages installed:

ncurses version 4 is the old BSD-style curses package, which is being phased out
in favor of the new curses (version 3-1.9), which uses a different numbering
scheme. It's a pretty standard part of the distribution. I didn't know you
could get away with not installing it.
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