[CentOS] An R rpm question

Tue Sep 2 18:43:06 UTC 2014
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 9/2/2014 11:37 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> I've had a request to downgrade R on one server, to match three others
> (someone who's just left had important scripts, and I assume they break
> going a full subrelease...). The server they want downgraded is running
> 4.1.0-5; the others are running 3.0.1-1. ALL are CentOS 6.5, yet yum
> downgrade tells me "only upgrade available", and yum list R-core-3.0.2\*
> gives me "no matching packages".

stock 6.5 system with no R, and just EPEL (and PostgreSQL) repository 
this shows R-core as 3.1.0 in EPEL only, no R in the base distribution.  
so.... what repositories are /you/ using ?

# yum list R-\*
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
Determining fastest mirrors
epel/metalink |  15 kB     00:00
  * base: mirror.steadfast.net
  * epel: linux.mirrors.es.net
  * extras: centos.chi.host-engine.com
  * updates: mirror.supremebytes.com
base | 3.7 kB     00:00
epel | 4.4 kB     00:00
epel/primary_db | 6.3 MB     00:02
extras | 3.4 kB     00:00
pgdg93 | 3.7 kB     00:00
pgdg93/primary_db | 128 kB     00:00
updates | 3.4 kB     00:00
updates/primary_db | 4.8 MB     00:03
Available Packages
R.x86_64 3.1.0-5.el6 epel
R-DBI.noarch 0.2.5-7.el6 epel
R-RODBC.x86_64 1.3.6-1.el6 epel
R-car.noarch 2.0.16-1.el6 epel
R-core.i686 3.1.0-5.el6 epel
R-core.x86_64 3.1.0-5.el6 epel
R-core-devel.i686 3.1.0-5.el6 epel
R-core-devel.x86_64 3.1.0-5.el6 epel
R-devel.i686 3.1.0-5.el6 epel
R-devel.x86_64 3.1.0-5.el6 epel
R-java.x86_64 3.1.0-5.el6 epel
R-java-devel.i686 3.1.0-5.el6 epel
R-java-devel.x86_64 3.1.0-5.el6 epel
R-lmtest.x86_64 0.9.30-1.el6 epel
R-msm.x86_64 1.1.4-1.el6.1 epel
R-multcomp.noarch 1.2.17-1.el6 epel
R-mvtnorm.x86_64 0.9.9994-1.el6 epel
R-nws.noarch 1: epel
R-qtl.x86_64 1.32.10-3.el6 epel
R-sandwich.noarch 2.2.10-1.el6 epel
R-systemfit.noarch 1.1.15-4.el6 epel
R-zoo.x86_64 1.7.9-1.el6

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