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Fedora 8 Update: R-2.7.2-1.fc8 Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Fedora Update to R 2.7.2, also fixes security issue with unsafe temp directory handling in javareconf script.
Fedora Update Notification
2008-09-05 10:56:15

Name        : R
Product     : Fedora 8
Version     : 2.7.2
Release     : 1.fc8
URL         :
Summary     : A language for data analysis and graphics
Description :
A language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.
R is similar to the award-winning S system, which was developed at
Bell Laboratories by John Chambers et al. It provides a wide
variety of statistical and graphical techniques (linear and
nonlinear modelling, statistical tests, time series analysis,
classification, clustering, ...).

R is designed as a true computer language with control-flow
constructions for iteration and alternation, and it allows users to
add additional functionality by defining new functions. For
computationally intensive tasks, C, C++ and Fortran code can be linked
and called at run time.

Update Information:

Update to R 2.7.2, also fixes security issue with unsafe temp directory handling
in javareconf script.

* Fri Aug 29 2008 Tom "spot" Callaway  2.7.2-1
- update to 2.7.2
- fix spec for alpha compile (bz 458931)
- fix security issue in javareconf script (bz 460658)
* Mon Jul  7 2008 Tom "spot" Callaway  2.7.1-1
- update to 2.7.1
* Wed May 28 2008 Tom "spot" Callaway  2.7.0-5
- add cairo-devel to BR/R, so that cairo backend gets built
* Wed May 21 2008 Tom "spot" Callaway  2.7.0-4
- fixup sed invocation added in -3
- make -devel package depend on base R = version-release
- fix bad paths in package html files
* Wed May 21 2008 Tom "spot" Callaway  2.7.0-3
- fix poorly constructed file paths in html/packages.html (bz 442727)
* Tue May 13 2008 Tom "spot" Callaway  2.7.0-2
- add patch from Martyn Plummer to avoid possible bad path hardcoding in 
- properly handle ia64 case (bz 446181)
* Mon Apr 28 2008 Tom "spot" Callaway  2.7.0-1
- update to 2.70
- rcompgen is no longer a standalone package
- redirect javareconf to /dev/null (bz 442366)
* Fri Feb  8 2008 Tom "spot" Callaway  2.6.2-1
- properly version the items in the VR bundle
- 2.6.2
- don't use setarch for java setup
- fix R post script file
* Thu Jan 31 2008 Tom "spot" Callaway  2.6.1-4
- multilib handling (thanks Martyn Plummer)
- Update indices in the right place.
* Mon Jan  7 2008 Tom "spot" Callaway  2.6.1-3
- move INSTALL back into R main package, as it is useful without the 
  other -devel bits (e.g. installing noarch package from CRAN)
* Tue Dec 11 2007 Tom "spot" Callaway  2.6.1-2
- based on changes from Martyn Plummer 
- use configure options rdocdir, rincludedir, rsharedir 
- use DESTDIR at installation
- remove obsolete generation of packages.html
- move header files and INSTALL R-devel package
* Mon Nov 26 2007 Tom "spot" Callaway  2.6.1-1
- bump to 2.6.1

  [ 1 ] Bug #460658 - R: Insecure auxiliary /tmp file usage (symlink attack possible)

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update R' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at

Fedora-package-announce mailing list
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