[R-sig-Debian] lenny-cran AMD64

Kouros Owzar kouros.owzar at duke.edu
Wed Apr 22 05:07:50 CEST 2009

Hi Johannes.

Thanks for the prompt response. 

I am using these backports on all of my personal machines (two 
workstations and two laptops) as well as on servers connected to our 
research group.

The availability of these backports along with some hard to build packages 
(such as Dirk's r-cran-rsprng) convinced me about three years ago to 
switch completely to Debian (before that I was using both CENTOS and 

Take care,


PS The etch R backports are also installed on my daughter's computer so 
that she will have access to R as soon as she is old enough to use it. She 
is only four and I am proud to report that she knows how to start up 
iceweasel to get to the "my little pony" page (she does not recognize IE).

Kouros Owzar
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Duke University Medical Center

Johannes Ranke <jranke at uni-bremen.de> wrote on 04/21/2009 05:08:49 PM:

> Johannes Ranke <jranke at uni-bremen.de> 
> 04/21/2009 05:10 PM
> To
> Kouros Owzar <kouros.owzar at duke.edu>
> cc
> r-sig-debian at r-project.org
> Subject
> Re: [R-sig-Debian] lenny-cran AMD64
> Hi Kouros,
> thanks for your kind words. It is good to know that someone is actually
> using these backports :)
> The amd64 builds of R 2.9.0 for lenny are under way and I anticipate
> they will appear sometime during this week. Sorry for the delay,
> Johannes
> * Kouros Owzar <kouros.owzar at duke.edu> [090421 20:40]:
> > Hi.
> > 
> > First, I would like to thank all the contributors to this project for 
> > their efforts. Given that we primarily use Debian and R as our 
> > platform, having access to these backports has been very beneficial.
> > 
> > I have been looking in the last couple of days for  AMD64 lenny 
> > of the R 2.9.0 packages in lenny-cran. Will these appear in due course 
> > are there issues backporting to AMD64 (I have noticed the AMD64 
> > for etch are already in etch-cran)? 
> > 
> > Thanks, Kouros
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