[CentOS] creating RPMs from CRAN tarballs

Wed Jun 3 19:49:57 UTC 2015
Tony Schreiner <anthony.schreiner at bc.edu>

This is not specifically a CentOS question, but I  am creating RPMS for
CentOS 6 from some CRAN tarballs.

I run R2spec -s tarball  to create a spec file, and most of the time it
works ok, but sometimes (RPostgresSQL, Rcpp for example) the package has
test or example programs that  start with


with lower case r, and the resulting package then winds up with a
dependency on /usr/bin/r, which can't be resolved.

So far I have solved it by editing all the files and replacing with
/usr/bin/R, recreating the tarball and going through the process again, but
I have to believe there is an easier way.

Is there a option to not create the dependency?

Tony Schreiner