Please test these rpms if you run Fedora Core 2 linux

chengshan chengshan at
Tue Jun 29 20:02:53 CEST 2004

Hi, Prof. Johnson:

Your rpm package of ESS-Emacs 5.2.1 works fine with Fedora Core 2 in my
computer. After uncommenting the last line of "ess-init.el," restarting
Emacs and R, Emacs pops up a seperate buffer window. It is a very convenient
design, thank you very much.

Also your rpm files for Swarm
( also work
smoothly under Fedora Core 2 in my computer. Thank you.

The ICPSR summer institute started today. Yesterday after I talked
individually with the instructors of the courses I am interested, I figured
out that I cannot take as many course as I desired. Each one-month course or
workshop is actually a condensed version of a three-month class for a
semester. Here are the two syllabus of the two courses I am taking:
Regression Analysis III: Advanced Methods by Robert Andersen and Statistical
Computing in S by John Fox. I believe they will advance my skills in R,
graphical presentation, and using LaTex.

As to my paper on Taiwan, I will fix the problems you pointed out and
communicate with you in a seperate E-mail.


Frank Liu
Cheng-shan Frank Liu                  Email: ashan at
Dept. of Political Science   
1541 Lilac Lane
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas 66044-3177    FAX: (785) 864-5700

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Johnson" <pauljohn at>
To: <ess-help at>
Cc: "ashan" <ashan at>; "Taehyun Nam" <ntaehyun at>
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 1:21 PM
Subject: Please test these rpms if you run Fedora Core 2 linux

> This works for me. I would appreciate knowing if it works for  you.
> (spec and SRPM file are in same directory)
> After installing, please review the file
> /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/site-start.d/ess-nit.el
> if you want to tailor your startup settings for ess.  I have it set here
> so that R starts in its own buffer and help windows show in a separate
> (single) buffer as well.
> Toolbar buttons work, except for the one furthest on the right (ESS,
> with a tooltip that says "go to ESS". If R is in a separate frame, that
> button does not seem to do anything.
> If you run Fedora Core 1 or RedHat 9, take the src.rpm file and rebuild
> for yourself with
> rpmbuild --rebuild ess-emacs-5.2.1-1fc2.src.rpm
> That will create an rpm you can use (although the file name will still
> have fc2 in it, it should be ok for wherever it is built).
> If the file name drives you insane, install the SRPM file:
> rpm -ivh ess-emacs-5.2.1-1fc2.src.rpm
> then in your rpm SPEC directory, edit the spec file to change the
> version name, and build a new rpm with
> rpmbuild -ba ess-emacs-5.2.1.spec
> (I think that's what I called the spec file...)
> pj
> -- 
> Paul E. Johnson                       email: pauljohn at
> Dept. of Political Science  
> 1541 Lilac Lane, Rm 504
> University of Kansas                  Office: (785) 864-9086
> Lawrence, Kansas 66044-3177           FAX: (785) 864-5700

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