[ESS] Debian/Ubuntu packages of a recent version of ess?

Ross Boylan ross at biostat.ucsf.edu
Fri Jun 13 22:37:05 CEST 2008

On Fri, 2008-06-13 at 15:09 -0500, Douglas Bates wrote:
> Is there a repository from which I can install a recent version of ess
> as a Debian/Ubuntu package for amd_64?  On the Ubuntu list of packages
> the released version of ess for hardy is 5.3.0-1 which seems, well,
> ancient.  I see that there is a 5.3.8 version from the SVN sources for
> intrepid but IIRC trying to install that bring you into all the fun
> with pinning, etc.
After a period of quiet, the new version is in Debian.  I'm running
5.3.8~svn3902-1.  I'm not sure if that's what you were referring to with
SVN; it's a Debian package.

> It seems there is a binary debian package in the download site for the
> ess sources but that is for the i386 architecture and I think one
> would need to override the architecture to install that one.
> Would it be possible to add ess to the list of Debian/Ubuntu packages
> that are available on the CRAN archive?  I got the impression that it
> might already be but I don't see it there.
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