[R] Problem with the Linux R 2.8.0 rpm for 64 bit REL 4
gustavo.bio at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 17:31:09 CET 2008
xdg utils is probably not being recognized because you compiled it
from source. The R rpm is looking for the xdg utils package. I'm not
familiar with yum, but I think you can try to force the installation:
rpm -ivh --force (or something like that) /data/R-2.8.0-1.rh4.x86_64.rpm
On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 2:21 PM, Peter Tait <petertait at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> I am trying to update my version of R on Centos 4.
> $uname -a
> Linux 2.6.9-78.0.5.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Oct 8 07:06:30 EDT 2008 x86_64 x86_64
> x86_64 GNU/Linux
> I tried to update the current version of R (2.6.2) which was installed
> locally as an rpm
> $R --version
> R version 2.6.2 (2008-02-08)
> Copyright (C) 2008 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
> ISBN 3-900051-07-0
> I used yum to try to do the update with the following error
> $su -c "yum localupdate /data/R-2.8.0-1.rh4.x86_64.rpm"
> Error: Missing Dependency: xdg-utils is needed by package R
> I have installed the xdg-utils manually from
> $cd /data/xdg-utils-1.0.2 --> this is a directory
> $./configure --prefix=/usr
> $su -c " make install"
> $cd /usr/bin
> $ ls -al | grep xdg --> shows the xdg utilities
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 14806 Nov 18 10:43 xdg-desktop-icon
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 39267 Nov 18 10:43 xdg-desktop-menu
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 16177 Nov 18 10:43 xdg-email
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 24129 Nov 18 10:43 xdg-icon-resource
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 28015 Nov 18 10:43 xdg-mime
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10131 Nov 18 10:43 xdg-open
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 19303 Nov 18 10:43 xdg-screensaver
> So the xdg-utils are installed but yum or the R rpm are not recognizing
> them? How do I solve this problem?
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