Bug 351841 - RFE: R without X dependencies
RFE: R without X dependencies
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: R (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tom "spot" Callaway
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-10-25 03:00 EDT by Rasmus Ory Nielsen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.6.0-3.fc7.1
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Last Closed: 2007-11-01 17:20:56 EDT
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Description Rasmus Ory Nielsen 2007-10-25 03:00:05 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); da-DK; rv: Gecko/20071019 Fedora/ Firefox/

Description of problem:
I maintain a cluster of computing nodes. They have no X installed. I would love to see a version of R in Fedora compiled with the '--with-x=no' option.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install R

Actual Results:
R pulls a lot of graphical dependencies, e.g. firefox, evince.

Expected Results:
R installed without grapical dependencies.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tom "spot" Callaway 2007-10-25 09:42:31 EDT
Well, the --with-x=no would really only eliminate the dependencies on:


Thanks to modular X, those dependencies are really small.

But what you're really noting is that we're hardcoding a Requires for evince and
firefox, because we need to define R_PDFVIEWER and R_BROWSER for the R build.

We could make an alternate R package that sets R_BROWSER to links, but I'm not
sure what non-graphical PDF viewer we could set for R_PDFVIEWER. I suppose we
could leave it entirely unset.

Let me poke this for a bit and see what I can come up with.
Comment 2 Rasmus Ory Nielsen 2007-10-25 11:25:46 EDT
Thanks for the quick reply. This sounds absolutely great. I'm looking forward to
see what you come up with.

Comment 3 Ville Skyttä 2007-10-28 08:33:48 EDT
Here's a patch that uses xdg-open instead of hardwired firefox and evince:
Comment 4 Rasmus Ory Nielsen 2007-10-30 05:01:13 EDT
Hi Ville,

The link to your patch returns a '404 - Page could not be found'.

Comment 5 Ville Skyttä 2007-10-30 14:17:40 EDT
Yes, I removed the file after I saw it was applied to CVS as part of
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2007-11-01 17:20:50 EDT
R-2.6.0-3.fc7.1 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 7 Rasmus Ory Nielsen 2007-11-06 08:20:35 EST
Excellent! It works great.
I am really amazed how quick this got fixed.

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