[R-sig-Debian] X11 headers/libs

Johannes Ranke jranke at uni-bremen.de
Fri Dec 14 05:54:48 CET 2007

* Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> [071213 16:30]:
> On 13 December 2007 at 08:40, Paul Gilbert wrote:
> | I need to be able to build my packages and build R-devel to test them, 
> I have been wondering for some time if / how we could provide 'r-devel' as a
> deb for those interested.  
> But I am not sure how to do it well from a technical standpoint.  It probably
> makes less sense to be as fine-grained as the 'release' version of R is with
> its 10 packages.  One quick and easy way would be to just configure with a
> prefix of /usr/lib/r-devel and install the R frontend as Rdevel.
> Is there a feeling in the esteemed audience that this would be a good thing?
> How often would you want to see this updated?  Monthly?  How would we stop it
> from going to Debian testing (and possibly be 'older' than a released R in
> unstable) ?  Keep to Debian 'experimental' ?

As these packages would not be meant to migrate to testing, it seems to
me experimental would be the right place. But I don't think I have a
need for them, as far as I can think now.


> Are there better suggestions about how to do this?
> Cheers, Dirk
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