[R] R-1.7.1 gets installed without default packages & without readline

Thomas W Blackwell tblackw at umich.edu
Tue Aug 19 15:28:44 CEST 2003

Laurent  -

I had no trouble with configuring, compiling and running R under
Redhat 8.0.  My system now gives

uname -a
  Linux host 2.4.18-14smp #1 SMP Wed Sep4 12:34:47 EDT 2002 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

rpm -qa | grep readline

The only difference I can see is that I have  readline-4.3-4,
while you show  readline-4.3-3.  So now I remember:  on CRAN,
somewhere near the R source rpm for linux when I downloaded it
there is a special readline rpm, and a readme file from Martyn
Plummer which says, in part,

"Graeme Ambler has kindly provided patched rpms. His gpg ID is
62897321 and his public key is available from pgp.net (see below)."

Somehow, I got readline-4.3-4 out of that rpm.  Hmmmm.  All seems
to work fine for me.

-  tom blackwell  -  u michigan medical school  -  ann arbor  -

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