Write a doc/ vignette page about system dependencies

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kenny every day [10:32 AM]
since system requirements are os dependent, we should pick a few high impact ones and explain more in a vignette or our docs page

th_vairam [10:33 AM]
yup.. I did look at the description file. What I missed was there's is two flavors of zlib, both zlib-dev and zlib1g-dev are available for Ubuntu 18.04. So I don't know how @kara figured out it should be zlib1g-dev

kenny every day [10:33 AM]
e.g., Mac OSX, Ubuntu, Fedora/Redhat, Windows

end user (non-developer) shouldn't have to look at `DESCRIPTION` to learn how to install
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jaeddy [10:35 AM]
for those working in ubuntu, this is a pretty good reference for system dependencies: https://github.com/Sage-Bionetworks/synapser/blob/master/Dockerfile

th_vairam [10:36 AM]
@jaeddy note there's a change in curl libraries now for latest ubuntu. It should be libcurl4

jaeddy [10:36 AM]
ah. yeah, `r-base` might be ubuntu 16

, , please do update this issue as you find changes (new versions) of a dependencies or an os specific issue that should be included in the vignette/ doc.

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Kimyen Truong
August 10, 2018, 8:12 PM

, could you help me with installation instruction for Redhat? The required dependencies are:

  • libcurl-dev

  • libssl-dev

  • libffi-dev

  • zlib-dev

Kimyen Truong
August 10, 2018, 9:29 PM

Tested my instruction with Dockerfile for Ubuntu:

For Redora:

Kimyen Truong
August 10, 2018, 10:10 PM
Kenneth Daily
August 24, 2018, 8:31 PM

looks good!

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