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Author Topic: 070902 - R 2.5.1  (Read 2679 times)

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070902 - R 2.5.1
« on: September 01, 2007, 05:28:01 pm »

wcs has packaged the latest R release for VL 5.8 and it is in the testing repo. It was built mainly because the previous R package available created some strange behaviour in slapt-get, as reported here.

Package: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/testing/x-apps/R-2.5.1-i586-1vl58.tlz

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R: Language for statistical computing
R:
R: R is a language and environment for statistical computing and
R: graphics. R provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and
R: nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series
R: analysis, classification, clustering, ...) and graphical techniques,
R: and is highly extensible.
R: Author: R Development Core Team
R: Website: http://www.r-project.org/
R: License: GNU GPL

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Re: 070902 - R 2.5.1
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2007, 10:05:21 am »

Ok, so the strange behavior remains. Now the package works and installs all the files in the right place.

However, typing
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slapt-get --remove R-2.5.1-i586-1vl58 -s
still  leads to slapt-get trying to remove a big list of packages (that have nothing to do with R).

In order to remove it safely it is necessary to invoke slapt-get with --no-dep .

As this seems to show up on two different packages (2 versions of R, 2 different packagers, 2 different machines), it seems to have something to do with the name of the package and how slapt-get handles it.

Strange, no?...
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Re: 070902 - R 2.5.1
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2007, 10:53:31 am »

wcs, I'm beginning to think this may be a problem with slapt-get (the command line tool only).
I have just made a new poppler package, and when attempting to remove it with slapt-get --remove poppler it wants to remove other packages (kdegraphics being totaly unrelated with it too!):

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slapt-get --remove poppler
Reading Package Lists... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  kdegraphics gambas2 gambas2-runtime poppler
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 4 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After unpacking 49MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [y/N]

However, doing the same task in GSlapt only removes the poppler package, as requested.
Can you tell me if using GSlapt instead of slapt-get works for you too?
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Re: 070902 - R 2.5.1
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2007, 11:15:00 am »

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Can you tell me if using GSlapt instead of slapt-get works for you too?

No luck...

Either removing R by slapt-get or gslapt leads to it trying to remove other packages.
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Re: 070902 - R 2.5.1
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2007, 11:51:30 am »

That is very strange, because after installing R here, using slapt-get does try to remove a ton of packages, but GSlapt does not (screenie):

http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/easuter/gslapt_R.png

As you can see GSlapt only removes R, nothing else is in the removal list.
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Re: 070902 - R 2.5.1
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2007, 06:38:07 pm »

So weird...
I'm using gslapt 0.3.18 and there the problem remains. Is that the same version you're using?
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Re: 070902 - R 2.5.1
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2007, 02:30:30 am »

Hmm...I'm still using version 0.3.15.
In any case, I've been talking to malloc on the #slapt-get  channel, and he is taking a look into this as well.
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Re: 070902 - R 2.5.1
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2007, 11:09:54 am »

wcs, slapt-get's maintainer's are already working on a fix for this bug. The latest cvs revision of slapt-get seems to have this problem sorted out, but cvs GSlapt still had another problem. So there should be a new slapt-get/GSlapt release soon.
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Re: 070902 - R 2.5.1
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2007, 11:15:58 am »

Great! Thanks.
I suppose this means that I don't need to modify anything in the package, right?
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Re: 070902 - R 2.5.1
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2007, 01:33:56 pm »

Great! Thanks.
I suppose this means that I don't need to modify anything in the package, right?

Exactly :)
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