Those of you who used RPy in there code would perhaps have been slightly stunned when moving to Fedora 11 by the presence of only RPy2. Whilst RPy2 is the natural progression to the R – Python interface there is just the small annoying problem that years of code in RPy does NOT work in RPy2. If that is the case and your like me and have not got the time to rewrite your code just now and the RPy2 “classic” compatibility mode sucks up all you code and spits it out blood guts and all then you’ll be happy to find RPy1 on the Fedora 11 test-repo in the next hour or so.
For me having RPy back means that beamish (beam correction code) and faithful (spectra processing code) are now back up and running and unaware of their near premature demise.
The RPM was adapted from the Fedora 10 SRC rpm renamed (rather crudely) and once installed will work as it did prior to RPy2. As RPy2 now uses the RPy name but not the RPy module name in python both can co-exist happily.