Jon Jon - 2 years ago 83
R Question

Install R on RedHat errors on dependencies that don't exist

I have installed R before on a machine running RedHat EL6.5, but I recently had a problem installing new packages (i.e. install.packages()). Since I couldn't find a solution to this, I tried reinstalling R using:

sudo yum remove R


and

sudo yum install R


But now I get:

....
---> Package R-core-devel.x86_64 0:3.1.0-5.el6 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: blas-devel >= 3.0 for package: R-core-devel-3.1.0-5.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: libicu-devel for package: R-core-devel-3.1.0-5.el6.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: lapack-devel for package: R-core-devel-3.1.0-5.el6.x86_64
---> Package xz-devel.x86_64 0:4.999.9-0.3.beta.20091007git.el6 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: R-core-devel-3.1.0-5.el6.x86_64 (epel)
Requires: blas-devel >= 3.0
Error: Package: R-core-devel-3.1.0-5.el6.x86_64 (epel)
Requires: lapack-devel
Error: Package: R-core-devel-3.1.0-5.el6.x86_64 (epel)
Requires: libicu-devel
You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest


I already checked, and blas-devel is installed, but the newest version is 0.2.8. Checked using:

yum info openblas-devel.x86_64


Any thoughts as to what is going wrong? Thanks.

Answer Source

I had the same issue. Not sure why these packages are missing from RHEL's repos, but they are in CentOS 6.5, so the follow solution works, if you want to keep things in the package paradigm:

wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/os/x86_64/Packages/lapack-devel-3.2.1-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/os/x86_64/Packages/blas-devel-3.2.1-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/os/x86_64/Packages/texinfo-tex-4.13a-8.el6.x86_64.rpm
wget http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/os/x86_64/Packages/libicu-devel-4.2.1-9.1.el6_2.x86_64.rpm
sudo yum localinstall *.rpm

cheers


UPDATE: Leon's answer is better -- see below.

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