[R] installing R on Red Hat 7.1

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Sat Jun 15 11:44:01 CEST 2002

Ray Brownrigg <Ray.Brownrigg at mcs.vuw.ac.nz> writes:

> I said (with reference to installing R-1.5.0 on RedHat 7.1):
> > But I think you will find that even when you do install R-base first, or
> > concurrently, it will then discover that libreadline is out of date and
> > Tcl and Tk are not there (or perhaps also out of date - I didn't follow
> > up on this).  So I suspect you will need to upgrade your RedHat to 7.2
> > at least.
> > 
> I was talking through a hole in my head :-).
> Of course I was forgetting that what I had tried was to install the RH
> 7.2 version of 1.5.0 (that I had downloaded for my system) on somebody
> else's system running RH 7.1.
> Sorry about any confusion, and thanks to Jari Oksanen
> <jarioksa at sun3.oulu.fi> for pointing this out.

Did you actually try installing R-base? I don't quite see the readline
issue causing trouble on 7.1 (whereas the rpm for 7.1 required a
compatibility .rpm to run on 7.2). It links against libreadline.so.4
which should exist in both places.

However the tcltk issue may be tricky. For some odd reason the 7.2 rpm
is linked against libtcl.so.0 and libtk.so.0 which don't exist in 7.1.
This is pretty peculiar, but I suspect that it can be fixed by making
the two files symlinks to libtcl.so and libtk.so.

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