[Rd] No new daily R-devel tarball since r69202?
pdalgd at gmail.com
Sat Sep 5 19:09:28 CEST 2015
> On 05 Sep 2015, at 13:54 , Rainer Hurling <rhurlin at gwdg.de> wrote:
> Am 05.09.2015 um 10:18 schrieb peter dalgaard:
>>> On 05 Sep 2015, at 08:28 , Rainer Hurling <rhurlin at gwdg.de> wrote:
>>> Is there any reason that the R-devel tarball at  stucks on r69202?
>>> It seems, that newer R-devel versions are now published on
>>> /pub/misc/cran/src/base-prerelease, for example at
>>> http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/misc/cran/, but without an R-devel.tar.gz
>>> tarball ...
>>> Is this intended? Any clarification would be appreciated.
>> Probably not (it is on Martin Maechler's turf, though). These things are run by cron jobs, and sometimes they get stalled. It is also possible that a change to the build tools on that machine caused the tarballs to fail their builds (the way things work, you need to build R before you can build the tarball.)
> Yes, I am aware of the build process before the tarball. The mail should
> only take some attention on it ;)
> Since end of August, there had been a change of the location, where
> devel and patched sources are located: from
> https://stat.ethz.ch/R/daily/ to
There is no change, there has been two locations for a while now. One is an extension of the alpha/beta/RC-releases built by me, leading up to the release tarballs, the other maintained by Martin/ETHZ for a much longer time. The issue is just that Martin's updates seem to have been stalled for some reason.
This configuration sort of came sneaking up on us (long story...), so the CRAN descriptions are not completely precise.
It's not a big deal for me to set up so that there is also an R-devel-latest.tar.gz or so in base-prerelease.
> Perhaps something with the cron jobs did not follow these changes?
>> Is there a need for an R-devel.tar.gz in src/base-prerelease? It would just be a copy of the most recent one.
> I prefer the R-devel.tar.gz without date and version number for
> automated fetching and building R-devel on FreeBSD on an almost daily basis.
> Many thanks for your answer.
> Rainer Hurling
>>> Thanks and greetings,
>>> Rainer Hurling
>>>  https://stat.ethz.ch/R/daily/R-devel.tar.gz
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