[Bioc-devel] Packages and R-devel

Jeff Gentry jgentry at jimmy.harvard.edu
Fri Aug 6 20:10:03 CEST 2004

Hi there ...

This is really for the package maintainers on this list (which I believe
might actually be 'everyone on this list').  Just a reminder that while
our release is still probably about 2.5 months away, that people should
really start thinking about making sure that their packages work against
R-devel.  Putting in some time now to get your packages up to date with
the current R-devel will save a lot of potential headaches down the road

As a reminder, the 'rsync' method of obtaining R doesn't work
anymore.  You'll either need to download the tarball or use a Subversion
client.  If doing the latter, once you get the client setup, you need to
svn co https://svn.r-project.org/R/trunk <target>

After that is finished, you should be able to configure/make as usual
(although if you're using a FreeBSD machine there's a problem with the
Makefile.in in methods, I don't believe it is fixed yet, so if you run
into this just let me know and I can help you out).

After that, to keep up to date, use 'svn up' from inside your R directory.

People who are not in biocore who have contributed packages, as always you
can forward me updates of your packages.

I'd also like to point people to the 'codetools' package (at
http://www.stat.uiowa.edu/~luke/R/codetools/), which can be used to help
identify programming errors in your packages.


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