[Rd] Keeping up to date with R-devel

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Wed Feb 27 17:08:49 CET 2013

On 27 February 2013 at 17:16, Renaud wrote:
| Hi,
| thanks for the responses.
| Dirk I found the script you posted once. Can anyone send me a link to the 
| "beaten to death post"?

Those were Simon's words, not mine, but I think he referred to the long-ish
and painful thread here:


Feel free to ignore the title, and most assertions by the OP which were never
replicated by anybody else.  

The "do not build in src" mantra was repeated a few times, and as I recall
also refuted once (not by me).  That is not a topic I care much about; I use
a shortcut, am aware of its (theoretical?) limits but for the casual R CMD
check use I get out of R-devel never had an issue.
| I am fine with these approaches and kind of already follow them.
| I imagine that after an R-devel update you have to re-install all the contrib
| packages that need to compile library objects, right?

At the R 3.0.0 juncture I had to as the ABI broke (due to the many changes),
otherwise no.  I only keep a handful of packages in the seperately managed
directory for r-devel.


Dirk Eddelbuettel | edd at debian.org | http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com  

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