[R-sig-Debian] plans for lenny-cran? can I help?

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Feb 5 13:37:45 CET 2009

Hi Piet,

On 5 February 2009 at 12:31, Piet Plomp wrote:
| I'm running a highschool network with Debian etch and the etch-cran
| "backports" on top of it. Being bio-informatics, the newest R is essential to
| us.

Bioinformatics with R at the high-school level? Neat.
| I did some upgrading experiments; switching to ubuntu is not
| an option, neither is fetching the sid debs for r.

Why?  Many of us use 'apt-pinning' with luck.  My box is 'testing' but I
often install the .deb package I upload into unstable there as well. Works
like a charm most of time.
| When trying to upgrade from etch to lenny with etch-cran packages installed
| things block on etch-cran dependencies.

Can you provide details?
| With the upcoming release of lenny: is anyone planning a lenny-cran? 
| If not, can I help (I've only got amd64/x86_64 systems available)?

That's what is tyoically done -- a new release and the porters roll forward
to it too.
| I'll need some help setting things up; currenlty I've got one system running
| lenny (without R as you'll have understood) 

I don't understand either.  Lenny has its own (now dated) R, it has (current)
R from CRAN (running the stable builds) and it runs the sid build I maintain.


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