[Rd] Why not in Debian distro?
Peter Dalgaard BSA
26 Jul 2001 12:16:50 +0200
H C Pumphrey <email@example.com> writes:
> On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Zsombor Cseres-Gergely wrote:
> > I am using Debian and get R from CRAN just fine, but could not find it in the
> > Debian distribution. Did I overlook something? If not, is it hard to put it
> > there?
> It is in potato (stable)in the math section: r-base 0.90.1-2 .
> Oddly, woody (testing) still has r-base 0.90.1-2, but unstable (sid) has
> r-base 1.3.0-1 .
> People like me who are still running stable can get up-to-date R
> packages by sticking the following line in /etc/apt/sources.list:
> deb http://stat.ethz.ch/CRAN/bin/linux/debian potato main
The version skew between "stable" debian releases and current status
is becoming grotesque! 0.90.1 is from December 1999. It is quite
worrying because people are still receiving this ageing version on
CDs and our memories re. problems with that version are rapidly
fading 10 (yes, ten) releases later. Whatever happened to the
internal Debian discussions on creating a faster upgrade path for
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