[R] Problem with the Linux R 2.8.0 rpm for 64 bit REL 4
marc_schwartz at comcast.net
Tue Nov 18 19:32:56 CET 2008
See this FAQ from the site that I referenced:
How can I install the packages from the EPEL software repository?
and this one pertaining to the GPG key:
How do I know that a package is a EPEL package
on 11/18/2008 12:07 PM Peter Tait wrote:
> Hi Marc + Gustavo,
> thank you for the help.
> Marc -
> I tried to install the xdg-utils RPM from a different web site ( I can
> not find it anymore) and yum complained about a missing public key. I
> never could find the public key for that RPM package.
> The command I have for updating the keys is
> su -c 'rpm --import http://www.therepository.com/GPG-PUB-KEY.asc'
> Does http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/4/x86_64/ provide the
> *.asc files?
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz at comcast.net>
> Reply-To: marc_schwartz at comcast.net
> To: Gustavo Carvalho <gustavo.bio at gmail.com>
> CC: Peter Tait <petertait at sympatico.ca>, r-help at r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [R] Problem with the Linux R 2.8.0 rpm for 64 bit REL 4
> Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 12:00:26 -0600
> I would not use 'force', as the consequences can be a corrupted RPM
> database and other conflicts.
> The xdg-utils RPM for RHEL 4 is available from here:
> You might want to review the EPEL FAQ here:
> You can uninstall the compiled version using "make uninstall" to avoid
> conflicts with the RPM.
> Marc Schwartz
> on 11/18/2008 10:31 AM Gustavo Carvalho wrote:
>> 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>
>>> 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 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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