[Rd] packages built against upcoming releases

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Sun Jan 17 18:04:36 CET 2010

On 17.01.2010 16:33, Jan Theodore Galkowski wrote:
> I admire package-builders being proactive and having their facilities
> ready for upcoming  R releases.  However, if the publicly released
> version of R is 2.10.1 and a package is built for R 2.11.0, users get
> the embarrassing notice about a disconnect,

What a disconnect?

> and cannot do much about it.

They should install the version that is intended for R-2.10.x releases, 
not the one for the development version.
The RHmm version in the 2.10 repository in CRAN has

Built: R 2.10.1; i386-pc-mingw32; 2010-01-03 15:59:39 UTC; windows

hence built with R-2.10.x as required.

> If it is tedious to roll out a new package on time, perhaps there's a
> possibility for automation here.

It is automated and we are currently building for R-2.9.x, R-2.10.x and 
R-devel (the latter in 32-bit and 64-bit), and you have just to say 
install.packages() and your R wil grab the right version. I suspect you 
downloaded something manually from the wrong repository.

Uwe Ligges

> Thanks.  I encountered this yesterday with RHmm.  I'm running R on
> WinXP.
> Happy R user!
>   - Jan Galkowski.
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