R-Studio Slackware Compatibility

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R-Studio Slackware Compatibility

Post by Guest » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:17 pm

Would R-Studio run under Linux Slackware 14.2?
If so, what install would be best for Slackware?

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Re: R-Studio Slackware Compatibility

Post by Alt » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:30 am

Looks like it satisfies the general requirements for R-Studio for Linux.
But the best way is to try it yourself. You can install R-Studio in its Demo mode and see the results.
BTW, does Slackware support .deb or .rpm?

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Re: R-Studio Slackware Compatibility

Post by Steve-L » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:13 pm

Thank you for the reply. I didn't realize I was not logged in but this the OP.
Slackware does have the rpm package. However I have problems with dependencies when running rpm on the R-Studio rpm. It will take me some time to work through them. I am not a Slackware guy but am helping someone that lost a development effort and had a failed backup. The problems are dependencies that start with packages that are shown to be included but not found :(
Before I crawl into that rabbit hole can you tell me if R-Studio will scan the bits on a disk looking for file fragments and try to reconstruct files like ascii texts?
I need something that might be called disk forensics. The disk partition was reconstructed but a large number of files are still missing. I am looking for evidence that they were positively overwritten before giving up on the disk.
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Re: R-Studio Slackware Compatibility

Post by Data-Medics » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:59 am

R-Studio isn't a forensic software, it's aimed at data recovery. If you need to handle a case in a forensic manner you might want to look into software like Encase (Very Expen$ive).

To my knowledge R-Studio generally doesn't handle fragmented files unless entries are found in the file tables or indexing to specify the sector chains. For RAW file recovery it's basically just looking at file starting signatures, but only will successfully recover complete, continuous, files. However, for small txt files as you mention, fragmentation is quite rare with modern OS's anyway.

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