bugfix update in Fedora EPEL 6 for R

Status: stable 2 years ago

Update to R 3.3.2. Fix EL5/EL6 builds to not generate "crazy dependencies" for libRmath.

Please note: With this update of R, we switch to using openBLAS on all architectures where it is supported, because it is significantly faster. The reference BLAS implementation included in R is still built, it is just renamed to libRrefblas.so. If you wish to use that, just delete the openBLAS symlink, then rename libRrefblas.so to libRblas.so.

Comments 7

This update has been submitted for testing by spot.

This update has been pushed to testing.

I think this change should use openblas for lapack as well as for blas. Openblas has some lapack optimization but is also (at least in el6) based on a more recent version of lapack consistent with the non-tuned blas routines it uses. I don't know whether that might cause any real problem, but it can only be an advantage to keep them consistent and more recent.

Also, if the old libraries are required, I'd have thought they should be usable just by setting (R_)LD_LIBRARY_PATH, i.e. by a user and not requiring a system link. However, that won't work because of #1389719.

#1389724: -1

This update has reached 14 days in testing and can be pushed to stable now if the maintainer wishes

I realized that libRmath still has dependencies on libssh2 etc.

#1389715: -1

This update has been submitted for stable by spot.

This update has been pushed to stable.

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Related Bugs 4

00 #1354226 rpy-2.8.3 is available
-10 #1389715 libRmath has crazy dependencies
00 #1389724 please use OpenBLAS
00 #1390181 R-3.3.2 is available

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