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 Obviously, packages do not exist for all common distributions, yet, and some packages are outdated.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/
Using the official repositories on Debian based systems (such as Ubuntu), RKWard can be easily installed by
$ apt-get install rkward
Unofficial Ubuntu repositories
Meik Michalke has diligently compiled RKWard under a lot of scenarios. They are built from the sources of the latest release (including beta and pre-releases, when they were announced for public testing). Currently, packages for Hardy and Intrepid are all 32bit versions (i386). For Jaunty, 64bit versions (amd64) are available as well as i386.
To stay up to date, just add one of the repositories from the list below to your sources.list. We recommend to use/create the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rkward.list for this purpose. The package you need to install afterwards is simply called "rkward", for example:
sudo echo "deb http://reaktanz.de/deb/rkward jaunty main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rkward.list sudo aptitude update sudo aptitude install rkward
If you get a complaint that the GnuPG key DDCDA632 is unknown, you can fix that by adding it to your apt-key ring:
gpg --fetch-keys http://reaktanz.de/deb/gnupg_pub_key.asc gpg --export --armor DDCDA632 | sudo apt-key add -
Pick the one repository that holds the RKWard package you need:
- RKWard compiled against the official Ubuntu R. To use these pre-compiled binaries use the following repositories (add them to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rkward.list):
# use only one of these: deb http://reaktanz.de/deb/rkward jaunty main # or deb http://reaktanz.de/deb/rkward intrepid main
Notice: Support for KDE4 versions in Hardy (8.04) has ended with RKWard 0.5.1-pre2 due to the old version of R. If you want to try newer versions of RKWard you need to upgrade to the latest CRAN R first, see below:
- RKWard compiled against the latest CRAN's R for Ubuntu. Note that these are generally newer versions of R than those released officially with Ubuntu. To use these pre-compiled binaries use the following repositories (add them to /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rkward_cran.list):
# use only one of these: deb http://reaktanz.de/deb/rkward-cran jaunty main # or deb http://reaktanz.de/deb/rkward-cran intrepid main # or deb http://reaktanz.de/deb/rkward-cran hardy main
- Compiled against the official version of R released with Ubuntu 8.04 (hardy)
deb http://reaktanz.de/deb/rkward-kde3 hardy main
- Compiled against the latest CRAN version of R released for Ubuntu 8.04 (hardy)
deb http://reaktanz.de/deb/rkward-kde3-cran hardy main
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
This appears to be the central place for information about the rkward package in Gentoo: http://packages.gentoo.org/package/sci-mathematics/rkward
- Information on the FreeBSD port for KDE3 is here: http://www.freshports.org/math/rkward/ (no longer maintained?)
- Information on the FreeBSD port for KDE4 is here: http://www.freshports.org/math/rkward-kde4/
The FreeBSD port is typically updated very quickly for new releases of RKWard, and hence almost always up to date.
Core instructions provided:
- To install the port:
cd /usr/ports/math/rkward-kde4/ && make install clean
- To add the package:
pkg_add -r rkward-kde4
SUSE / openSUSE
Detlef Steuer has prepared packages for OpenSUSE. Further information and one-click installation links are at: http://fawn.hsu-hh.de/~steuer/rkward.html .
Currently, only the KDE 3 version (latest, 0.4.9b) is packaged.
$ yum install rkward
A package is available here: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/rkward/
This is at version 0.4.7a at the time of this writing.
RKWard 0.5.1 slackbuild is located at SlackBuilds.org.
N.B.: please use the R build script available at SlackBuilds.org in case your installation of R doesn't include the R shared library, for it's required by RKWard.
For Slackware 12.2 and older (KDE 3) there is a 0.4.9b slackbuild, but note that this one has only been tested on 12.2.
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.
See RKWard on Windows for details.