[R] R's configure on Fedora 17
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Fri Jan 11 15:55:21 CET 2013
>>>>> Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
>>>>> on Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:49:26 +0000 writes:
> On 11/01/2013 01:50, Rolf Turner wrote:
>> Some while ago I posted a problem on this list concerning a failure of
>> R CMD check on one of my packages that resulted from LaTeX being
>> unable to find the "inconsolata" font. This was under the Ubuntu OS.
>> This was solved, thanks to advice I got from this list, basically by
>> sudo apt-get install texlive-fonts-extra
>> I am now (for reasons which I won't go into) running Fedora 17, on a
>> different computer. Now LaTeX cannot find the necessary inconsolata.sty
>> I googled around a bit, and an item I found led me to check whether I
>> actually had texlive installed on my (new) system. I hadn't!!! So I did
>> sudo yum install texlive
>> and that seemed to work. But then the item I'd found indicated that I
>> should do
>> sudo yum install texlive-inconsolata, texlive-inconsolata-font
>> But I got:
>>> No package texlive-inconsolata, available.
>>> No package texlive-inconsolata-font available.
>> I also tried
>> sudo yum install texlive-fonts-extra
>> with a similar result.
>> Can anyone give me a simple recipe as to how to get the inconsolata font
>> and the associated inconsolata.sty?
> Install texlive 2012. The texlive version in Fedora (<= 17, and 17 is
> the current release with 18 having been delayed yet again) is many years
> out of date (2007: this is 2013!), and you will save yourself a lot of
> other problems.
Interesting.. Thank you Brian.
Just having my hands on a notebook with Fedora 17 on which I
would not want to spend much time (it's not mine; but I'll use
it in a course because it is dual boot Windows), I find that
*hangs* completely after printing the lines
checking for install-info... /usr/sbin/install-info
checking for texi2dvi... /usr/bin/texi2dvi
checking for kpsewhich... /usr/bin/kpsewhich
both for R-patched and R-devel
which seems "not optimal" even with an outdated TeX setup.
The next line typically printed would be the search for unzip,
but I cannot imagine that it would hang there,
but rather when finishing the kpsewhich configuration part.
I'd like to help if to make R's configure more robust here...
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