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

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Mon Jun 16 14:48:06 CEST 2008

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 12:25 AM, Vincent Goulet
<vincent.goulet at act.ulaval.ca> wrote:
> Le ven. 13 juin à 16:09, Douglas Bates a écrit :

>> 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.
>> 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.

> It wasn't one of the packages Michael and I supported. Since it is not much
> work, I added it. It's on its way to CRAN now. My understanding is that the
> package is the same for all architectures.


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