[R-sig-Debian] Conflict between octave3.0-headers and r-base-dev

Vincent Goulet vincent.goulet at act.ulaval.ca
Thu Aug 14 10:06:26 CEST 2008

Le jeu. 14 août à 08:17, Gad Abraham a écrit :

> Vincent Goulet wrote:
>> Le mar. 12 août à 14:44, Dirk Eddelbuettel a écrit :
>>> Gad,
>>> Thanks for the bug report and for using the appropriate list for it.
>>> On 12 August 2008 at 14:31, Gad Abraham wrote:
>>> | Hi,
>>> |
>>> | I'm using Ubuntu Hardy i386, and the R 2.7.1 Ubuntu packages  
>>> from CRAN.
>>> |
>>> | The CRAN r-base-dev package depends on refblas3-dev or atlas3- 
>>> base-dev,
>>> | but octave3.0-headers depends on libblas-dev. The two blas  
>>> packages seem
>>> | to conflict, so r-base-dev and octave3.0-headers can't be  
>>> installed
>>> | together.
>>> |
>>> | Is this a known issue?
>>> Maybe not, and looks like the Depends for r-base-dev need to be  
>>> updated to
>>> reflect the newer library names.  Unfortunately, 'everybody' is at  
>>> Dortmund
>>> this week for UseR but I already mentioned this to Vincent.
>>> On Debian we have 'libblas-dev | libatlas-base-dev, liblapack-dev |
>>> libatlas-base-dev' but that, I think, wasn't possible for Vincent  
>>> and Ubuntu as the
>>> newer atlas/blas packages had not yet migrated.  I think he can  
>>> simply stop
>>> changed 'down' to the older refblas choice.
>> [Note: I already had this discussion in person with Dirk, but we'll  
>> do as if not for the purpose of the list.]
>> I'm puzzled here. In the comments of my build script I specifically  
>> mention that the libblas-dev and liblapack-dev backports are  
>> required for Ubuntu releases <= Hardy, which I assume meant that I  
>> checked it was actually needed back in April (when Hardy was  
>> released). In any case, it looks like I goofed here.
>> I did build a version of 2.7.1-2 successfully without the said  
>> backports. However, I am reluctant to put it on CRAN for now for  
>> two main reasons: 1) it's not really tested; and 2) it doesn't  
>> appear to be an important update for most people. Oh, and 3) 2.7.2  
>> is due out in about two weeks.
>> What you can do, Gad, is to first install libblas-dev and liblapack- 
>> dev on you system (this should remove a number of other packages,  
>> including R) and then install the .deb packages located here:
>>    http://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca/pub/R/bin/linux/hardy-test/
>> Fetch all the files in the above directory and manually install with
>>    sudo dpkg -i *.deb
>> (Assuming the downloaded files are the only .deb files in your  
>> current directory, of course.)
>> Play a little bit with all this and *please* report if everything  
>> is working as expected or not.
> Hi Vincent,
> I've installed these debs, played around with R, compiled some R  
> packages from source, and so far, it works perfectly.

Good, thanks for reporting back. Well then, I guess I'll integrate the  
change for the next R release.



> Thanks!
> Gad
> -- 
> Gad Abraham
> Dept. CSSE and NICTA
> The University of Melbourne
> Parkville 3010, Victoria, Australia
> email: gabraham at csse.unimelb.edu.au
> web: http://www.csse.unimelb.edu.au/~gabraham

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