[R] upgrading to 1.5.0/uninstalling 1.4.1 on Linux
siim at obs.ee
Thu May 2 12:06:38 CEST 2002
On Wed, 1 May 2002, Rajiv Prasad wrote:
|1. I'd like to get pointers as how to set up my own RPM build from R sources
|(1.5.0 for now, later versions in future).
|2. How would I handle installation/uninstallation of contributed packages?
|Is it possible to build RPMs for them too?
I have never made a RPM myself, but I think the basic issue is to make a
.spec-file. You can try to search the web, there are many descriptions how
to do it, you can look e.g. at
Perhaps it is the easiest to get a ready-made src.rpm somewhere, take the
spec file from it (and modify, if needed) and use it. You can extract a
spec file using
rpm2cpio package.src.rpm >package.cpio
cpio -i --file=package.cpio
and now should you have package.spec in your current directory. BTW, it you
can get a src.rpm, you may be able to install it without any modification.
Perhaps it can be made easier, but, as said, I have never done it.
Have a good luck!
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