[R] R-release.diff.gz: "patch detected! Assume -R? [n]"
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Jan 14 12:22:03 CET 2003
>>>>> "AgusL" == Agustin Lobo <alobo at ija.csic.es>
>>>>> on Tue, 14 Jan 2003 10:54:21 +0100 (MET) writes:
AgusL> Hi! I'm upgrading to 1.6.2. (linux suse7.3). I see
AgusL> that there is a patch in R-release.diff.gz.
AgusL> 1. Is this patch stable? In other words, is it
AgusL> adviced that I install R-release.diff.gz ?
The diff file is an old "institution" that started long before
"rsync" and in times with much smaller net bandwidth.
Working with them may make sense if you have a slow or
expensive internet connection and/or if you are interested in R
development on a low level.
I'm the one responsible for these.
In principle this file tracks the difference from the last
released version to the current (non-released!) "R-patched"
4) They do NOT contain any changes in the recommended packages.
``Hence it is really not the whole story''
As I realize this is not the case currently
(it rather looks like a diff from "1.6.1" or so).
This should be changed soon.
Short summary: normal users should use the tar files (if
compiling from source) or the binary release versions in
AgusL> 2. When I do:
AgusL> zcat R-release.diff.gz | patch -p1 -E
in which directory? 1.6.2 or 1.6.1 ?
(you can answer privately to me)
AgusL> I get many lines such as:
AgusL> patching file AUTHORS Reversed (or previously
AgusL> applied) patch detected! Assume -R? [n]
AgusL> Should I just accept the default answer?
no, don't use that file at all.
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