Tag Archives: Linux

Building R-devel on RedHat Linux 6

  Warning: I’m 85% done with this, formatting is not right. I DO NOT want to type in the prompt in front of every command because then one cannot copy/paste directly.  However, copying some output chunks picks up the dollar … Continue reading

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RPM updates for RHEL6/Centos etc

Hello, Everybody This is an update notice/reminder. I’ve uploaded new Emacs and ESS for RedHat or Centos 6. And I also ask for bug reports, because of a question I will explain at the end. My goal: have reasonably up-to-date … Continue reading

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Build R RPMS on an older Fedora

I posted this in R-sig-fedora, or at least I thought I did. But the message did not appear. A user wanted an R-3.0.1 RPM for Fedora 17, which reached end of life. That wasn’t being provided by Fedora or Epel … Continue reading

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Fighting through the LaTeX startup hassles

You kids know I’m not a Windows user, so I experience a different set of problems than you usually do. But the WinStat systems can be made to work, and the CRMDA systems can too. You just need to be … Continue reading

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Create RPMs for yourself

create ~/.rpmmacros: [pauljohn@pols12 ~]$ cat .rpmmacros %_topdir /home/pauljohn/LinuxDownloads/redhat %_signature gpg %_gpg_name Paul Johnson %_unpackaged_files_terminate_build 0 2. Make the directory mkdir -p ~/LinuxDownloads/redhat 3. Install rpmbuild program $ yum install rpm-build 4. Download the SRPM file of something you want to … Continue reading

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svnsync to mirror a subversion repository

I learned today that http access to my svn server was restricted to the campus. I want to share to the world, as described http://pj.freefaculty.org/cgi-bin/mw/index.php?title=Cluster:Main#A_Collection_of_Simple_Working_Examples_Using_Qsub_and_Multi-core.2Fthreading. svnsync is supposed to make this possible. I’ve not done it before, seems more complicated … Continue reading

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