[Rd] R 2.4.0, methods and rebuild management

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Mon Sep 18 17:23:22 CEST 2006

With R 2.4.0 around the corner, I intend to resume the usual process of
providing beta snapshot packages in Debian unstable. By updating them before
they hit 'testing', we give ourselves a nice window in which we can update
the packages as needed so that once 2.4.0 comes out for good on October 3, we
should be in good shape.

But how can I effectively manage this?  Running 

	$ apt-cache search ^r-.* | \
	   grep -v "r-base\|r-doc\|r-gnome\|r-mathlib\|r-recom" | wc -l

leads to 80 entries all of which are indeed packages.  Is there a way to
proactively tell which ones use S4 and the methods package, and need updates?


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