[R-sig-Debian] Breakage on Debian unstable, be careful with upgrades

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Mon Dec 28 20:37:09 CET 2009

On 28 December 2009 at 12:33, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
| Ben Goodrich alerted me to some breakage coming from read.dcf() meaning you
| can no longer install or upgrade R packages.  ChenLiang Xu was eagle-eyed and
| related this to gzfile() and he and Johannes Fichting confirmed that a
| downgrade to zlib1g from testing fixes things.  
| Ben already filed a Debian bug report, you can see the gory details at
| http://bugs.debian.org/562755 and we are in contact with the zlib maintainer.
| So this email really has to purposes.  First, for those on unstable who
| haven't updated, don't or at least put zlib1g on hold.  Second, I just wanted
| to say thanks to Ben, ChenLiang and Johannes for living on the 'Debian
| unstable' edge so that us testing users can sleep soundly :) I hope this will
| be fixed soon in zlib1, else I will make a custom 2.10.1-3 with internal zlib
| as this will also affect our ability to create r-cran-* in the pbuilders.
| FWIW the 'good' zlib1g is version 1:, the bad one in unstable
| is 1:

Mark has isolated and fixed the issue, and -3 version should be forthcoming
shortly.  So a big thanks to Mark as well!!


| Regards, Dirk
| -- 
| Three out of two people have difficulties with fractions.
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