Binaries and Build Scripts
Purpose of this page
To provide information on the various distributions that have already included RKWard or for which simple build instructions / scripts exist. Obviously, packages do not exist for all common distributions, yet, and some packages are outdated. Instructions on building from source are available: Building RKWard From Source
Debian & derivatives
RKWard is now included in the official debian distribution. Due to the nature of the debian release cycle, inclusion in the testing and stable archives may take a lot of time, and even debian unstable may not include new releases, immediately.
More up to date packages are available. The following apt-lines (add to /etc/apt/sources.list) may be of interest to you:
deb-src for all systems
# the latest source packages for all debian distributions deb-src http://rkward.sourceforge.net/debian ./
With the above line in /etc/apt/sources.list , the following series of commands should be enough to build and install your own binary .deb. This should work on all .deb-based systems, including Ubuntu (if it does not, let us know):
# update package cache sudo apt-get update # fetch build dependencies sudo apt-get build-dep rkward # fetch and build sources apt-get source -b rkward # install the package sudo dpkg -i rkward-[VERSION]-[ARCH].deb
i386 binary for debian lenny
This package is unlikely to work correctly on any other system. If you are not using debian lenny, including R from debian lenny, try the "deb-src"-approach. detailed above, instead.
# backport of the most recent releases to debian stable (currently i386 only) deb http://rkward.sourceforge.net/debian stable/
RKWard is masked testing on x86 and amd64 in the official portage tree. To install, add the keyword to your package.keywords and pull it in using emerge:
# echo "sci-mathematics/rkward" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords # emerge -av rkward
The FreeBSD port is typically updated very quickly for new releases of RKWard, and hence almost always up to date. Information on the port is available here: http://www.freshports.org/math/rkward/
Core instructions provided on that site:
To install the port: cd /usr/ports/math/rkward/ && make install clean
To add the package: pkg_add -r rkward
SUSE / openSUSE
Detlef Steuer has prepared packages for SUSE: http://software.opensuse.org/download/home:/dsteuer/ . Packages are available for SUSE >= 10.0.
This is at version 0.4.8 at the time of this writing, i.e. up to date.
Version 0.4.7 appears to be available for FC7: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=13066
A package is available here: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/rkward/
This is at version 0.4.7a at the time of this writing.
For 12.1: RKWard 0.4.9a (http://www.linuxpackages.net/pkg_details.php?id=12355)
For 11.0: RKWard 0.4.7a (http://www.linuxpackages.net/pkg_details.php?id=11079)
There's a slackbuild for version 0.4.9b at Slamd64Builds (KDE3).
A package is available here. At 0.4.7 at the time of this writing, i.e. up to date (and generally updated fairly quickly): http://svn.pardus.org.tr/pardus/devel/desktop/kde/rkward/
The current released package for Mandriva seems to be at 0.4.6:
Seek the latest packages and binaries with rpmfind.
Somebody with knowledge on Mandriva, please correct / add information, on where binary packages can be found. And esp. whether there is a dynamic link always pointing to the most recent files.