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Old 08-06-2014, 01:23 AM   #1
JXian
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Upgrading R to v2.14 or later on Fedora release 10


Hi,
I am running Fedora release 10 (Cambridge) on my server. I ran
sudo yum install R

and the version of R that was installed was

R v2.10.0 (2009-10-26)

I found that the current version of R is now v3.1

I ran

sudo yum update R

and I got the message saying:

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* fedora: ftp-stud.hs-esslingen.de
* rpmfusion-free: mirror.smartmedia.net.id
* rpmfusion-free-updates: mirror.smartmedia.net.id
* rpmfusion-nonfree: mirror.smartmedia.net.id
* rpmfusion-nonfree-updates: mirror.smartmedia.net.id
* updates: ftp.pbone.net
Setting up Update Process
No Packages marked for Update

Can anyone please tell me why I can't upgrade R to the latest version? How anyone tell me how I may upgrade R on my server?

Thanks in advance,
Jingxian
 
Old 08-06-2014, 01:39 AM   #2
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Hi,

ahh!!! Fedora 10 is from 2008 and has been unsupported for around six(?) years! You do not upgrade software on that system, instead you install a new current system. If you don't like upgrading consider something with a much longer release/support cycle like RHEL or CentOS.

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Old 08-06-2014, 02:11 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. I've been afraid of upgrading because I have other software which are running well on this release and I am not sure if I have to reinstall all my software again if I upgrade to later release of Fedora.
 
Old 08-06-2014, 02:26 AM   #4
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Hi,

you could try to install from source, but you really shouldn't.

Please just use a current OS. If you worried about things not working, I suggest you setup a 2nd machine with a current OS (eg CentOS 7), install and test all your software. Once you are convinced that everything works correctly on the new machine you can use it to replace the old one.


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