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[opensuse-packaging] Unite package 'R-base' with 'R-base-devel'
  • From: guenter <guenter.k@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2014 18:09:31 +0100
  • Message-id: <52C8404B.708@arcor.de>
Please transfer the files from R-base-devel in the package R-base.

Why?:
When you have installed R and use it, it's _most likely_ that you need
an additional R-package. If you then invoke e.g.
'install.packages("maps")' you will get an error which essentially says
"R.h not found" (R-packages are built from source for install). But this
takes a while to find out what the problem is (google for '"R.h" fatal
error opensuse').
R-base-devel is small (400K after installation; R-base has 48,6M); the
additional disk space is worth the convenience of a normal R user, I
feel. It avoids a lot of frustration.
Or make R-base-devel a dependency for R-base.


Happy New Year!
guenter

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