[R-sig-Debian] r-cran-vars?

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Tue Oct 28 04:34:37 CET 2008

On 27 October 2008 at 22:10, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
| On 28 October 2008 at 03:34, Arnaud Battistella wrote:
| | Thanks a lot for your help! Just one last thing: how can we make sure 
| | not to have duplicate version of packages (Debian & CRAN) and how bad 
| | can this be?
| That's two last things if my counting is right :)
| a) We cannot avoid as the two `package systems' for R and Debian do not know
|    about each other.  Just run
|    	 library()
|    in an R session and see. It simply runs down the list in R_SITE_LIBS and
|    checks all directories to generate the list of avoidable packages.

That should have been:   'list of available packages.'.  Sorry.

| b) No issue at all.  Worst case is probably that a package that is older
|    _may_ get found if the search abort on the first hit. I am not sure if
|    that is in fact the case though.
| Integrating some Debian knowledge into install.packages() and
| update.packages() would make for a nice project.  Anyone interested ?


Three out of two people have difficulties with fractions.

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