[R-sig-Debian] downgrading to R 2.15.1-4 from sid beta 3.0.0
Sebastian P. Luque
spluque at gmail.com
Mon Apr 1 22:37:49 CEST 2013
On Mon, 1 Apr 2013 15:14:46 -0500,
Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:
> On 1 April 2013 at 14:12, Sebastian P. Luque wrote:
>> On Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:51:24 -0500,
>> Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:
>> > On 26 March 2013 at 07:35, Charles Plessy wrote:
>> >> Le Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 03:14:11PM -0500, Sebastian P. Luque a
>> écrit >> : > On Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:14:15 -0500,
>> >> > Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> > > c) If you must downgrade, I would downgrade to 2.15.3-2 from
>> CRAN >> > > rather than 2.15.1.
>> >> >
>> >> > Great, doing that right now.
>> >> Hi Sebastian and everybody,
>> >> Note (if it helps) that it is also available from >>
>> >> http://snapshot.debian.org/package/r-base/
>> > Ace -- thanks for the reminder about snapshot.d.o.
>> > As for Seb's query about mass-updates: what you do from ESS, I do
>> from > shell via littler -- and yes, I usually control via
>> lib.loc(). In this > case we may want to force it
>> everywhere... though I can't fully > recommend to overwrite files
>> owned by dpkg and apt-*. If it breaks, > you keep the pieces.
>> > And lastly, this is of course a bug in r-base as it could
>> potentially > conflict with its dependents. In practive, I don't see
>> how we could do > this easily so the best bet is probably to simply
>> upgrade the .deb > packages as fast as possible.
>> > Dirk
>> > My ~/bin/update.r is below, with some comments removed. A version
>> is > also in the littler sources and Debian package.
>> Thanks Dirk and Charles for the pointers. I'm now running a locally
>> installed R 2.15.3 and packages until the dust settles with 3.0.0.
>> I just noticed that many sid packages have now been rebuilt against R
>> 3.0.0. Kudos to Dirk and the team! However, I don't understand how
> Yes, I kept busy over the weekend.
>> this works for packages that have an upstream Depends on R < 3.0.0.
>> One of these is nlme, and yet r-cran-nlme has been rebuilt against R
>> 3.0.0, even though it fails to load in this latest R with:
> I don't see that in the nlme sources.
> Rather, the one I uploaded (3.1-109) has
> Depends: graphics, stats, R (>= 3.0.0)
>> Error: package ‘nlme’ was built before R 3.0.0: please re-install it
>> What am I missing?
> I *very strongly* suspect that you have an older r-cran-nlme on your
> system, or that you have older nlme installation ahead of the current
> r-cran-nlme in your .libPaths()
> Check the result from installed.packages().
Indeed, that was it! I somehow forgot to remove the temporary local
installations of nlme and coda, so they wouldn't be found before the
Debian packages. Sorry for the noise.
Again, thanks so much for keeping Debian so neat!
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