[R-sig-Debian] R 3.0.0 and Raring Ringtail (Ubuntu 13.04)

Michael Rutter mar36 at psu.edu
Tue Apr 30 03:44:00 CEST 2013

New .deb packages for R 3.0.0 on Raring Ringtail (13.04) are available 
on both [CRAN](http://cran.us.r-project.org/bin/linux/ubuntu/) and my 
[Launchpad PPA](https://launchpad.net/~marutter/+archive/rrutter).  Some 
notes for this release.

- The initial build for Raring Ringtail did not come with Tcl/Tk being 
supported.  This issue has been addressed and the current release 
supports Tcl/Tk.

- Due to a small configuration error on my server, the amd64 packages 
for Raring Ringtail did not sync to CRAN.  This has been fixed and the 
64-bit packages should be available soon on a CRAN mirror near you.

- As has been previously discussed, R 3.0.0 requires that all packages 
be rebuilt against it. Therefore, all the r-cran-* packages found in the 
Ubuntu universe repository will not work with R 3.0.0.  In an effort to 
rectify this, I have rebuilt a number of those packages against R 3.0.0 
and they can be found at the [RRutter 
PPA](https://launchpad.net/~marutter/+archive/rrutter), but not CRAN.  I 
am still having issues with a couple of packages, but I am working on those.

- R 3.0.0 is still available for older Ubuntu releases on my [RDev 
PPA](https://launchpad.net/~marutter/+archive/rdev).  The plan is to 
upgrade Lucid, Precise, and Quantal this Friday evening (May 3rd, 2013) 
as well as many of the r-cran-* packages available in universe.  If you 
do not want to upgrade to R 3.0.0, please remove the appropriate 
repository from you sources list.

Dr. Michael A. Rutter
School of Science
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
4205 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563
mar36 at psu.edu

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