[R-sig-Debian] How to upgrade from 2.15.1 to 2.15.1 patched?
edd at debian.org
Mon Sep 24 18:47:00 CEST 2012
On 24 September 2012 at 17:03, Rainer M Krug wrote:
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| On 24/09/12 16:23, Paul Johnson wrote:
| > Gosh, I hope I'm not out of date on this. I think there is no "deb" packaged version of
| > R-patched. The patched version comes out very often, and they don't intend it to go into the
| > packaging based distributions. It is still in testing, you know.
| I also don't think that there is a deb available, but I have self-compile R along with deb R and
| never had problems - you don't have to install R to run it, just do the usual:
You can do /much/ better than the default configure.
For local builds of eg R-devel (straight off SVN) I have a script which was
posted here not so long ago, and Michael also posted it on his new-ish
blog. You can trivially substitute R-patched for R-devel.
Now, if someone __really__ wants or needs R-patched packaged, we could
conceivably look into this (re-)using the launchpad infrastructure. I won't
have time to drive this in the near future, and I presume Michael has more
pressing issues too, but we are generally happy to help others.
| but NOT
| make install
| > Here is what you should do to make a package. I have done this on Debian, it will work.
| > Basically, you want to get the Debian packaging materials, then replace the R version with the
| > patched tarball, then build. If you have never built a deb package before, this is a learning &
| > testing process for you, but basically, get the R packaging source:
| > apt-get source r-base
| > Second, get the R-patched tarball, then Third, Copy the debian folder inside the source folder
| > to the R-patched folder. Then you may have to fiddle the debian/changelog file to make it match
| > the source. Then use the package builder.
| > That's an involved process. I should probably have written "if you have not built a package
| > before, quit now and wait for an official R release."
| > pj
| > On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 12:57 PM, Marius Hofert <marius.hofert at math.ethz.ch> wrote:
| >> Michael Rutter <mar36 at psu.edu> writes:
| >>> On 09/22/2012 12:54 PM, Marius Hofert wrote:
| >>>> Hi,
| >>>> I would like to upgrade R-2.15.1 to R-2.15.1 patched (under Ubuntu 12.04). What's the
| >>>> recommended way to do so?
| >>>> I did the following steps for installing R under Ubuntu 12.04 (as far as I remember, Dirk
| >>>> Eddelbuettel recommended this and helped me on several occasions with the installation):
| >>>> 1) sudo emacs /etc/apt/sources.list 2) add: deb http://stat.ethz.ch/CRAN/bin/linux/ubuntu
| >>>> precise/ 3) do: gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-key E084DAB9 gpg -a --export
| >>>> E084DAB9 | sudo apt-key add - 4) do: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install r-base
| >>>> Cheers,
| >>>> Marius
| >>> Marius,
| >>> That should work. Not sure what you mean by "patched" however. Is there something in
| >>> particular you are hoping to get from the CRAN version of R for Ubuntu?
| >>> Michael
| >> Dear Michael,
| >> thanks for helping. The above steps only work for installing R-2.15.1 (from June), but how
| >> can I obtain the latest patched version? In the patched version, a couple of bugs were fixed,
| >> one of which affects me, that's why I would like to install the patched version. I used to
| >> install R from source, but I remember that Dirk did not recommend this (I had some troubles
| >> while doing so), so I was hoping that there is an "easy" (like the above) way to install the
| >> patched version.
| >> Cheers,
| >> Marius
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