[R] Newbie question: Upgrades and packages

Thomas Lumley thomas at biostat.washington.edu
Tue Jan 16 21:38:29 CET 2001

On Wed, 17 Jan 2001, Jason Turner wrote:

> Newbie question:
> When upgrading (currently doing 1.1.1 to 1.2.1), do I have
> to rebuild all packages as well?  For example, I use RODBC
> and netCDF a lot.

Usually you don't, this time you probably do.  The introduction of the new
memory management scheme in 1.2 broke binary (and even source)
compatibility for a number of packages. It was worth it, though.


Thomas Lumley			Asst. Professor, Biostatistics
tlumley at u.washington.edu	University of Washington, Seattle

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