[R-sig-Debian] Upgrading 2.15.3 to 3.0.x on Debian Squeeze?

Johannes Ranke jranke at uni-bremen.de
Sat Dec 14 12:16:34 CET 2013

Am Samstag, 14. Dezember 2013, 04:30:14 schrieb Bill Harris:
> Johannes Ranke <jranke at uni-bremen.de> writes:
> >> - http://cran.us.r-project.org/bin/linux/debian/ says I should run
> >> 
> >>   "`dpkg -get-selections | grep r-cran` and compare with the list of
> >>   packages supported below."  I've done that, but I don't know what to
> >>   do with that knowledge: do I `aptitude remove` all of those packages
> >>   /not/ listed below or do something else?
> > 
> > Well these are the packages that will not work after the upgrade to R
> > 3.0.x. You can leave them on your system, but I would recommend to
> > remove them and install them from within R using install.packages()
> > after the upgrade. But just to be clear: you do not need to remove those
> > that are in the list of supported packages in the README as these will
> > be upgraded together with base R.
> I used synaptic to tell me which Debian packages came from r-cran, and I
> tried deleting them in synaptic. 

Oops, I still was not clear enough. The binary debs coming from CRAN are 
updated if you go from squeeze-cran to squeeze-cran3. Only R packages coming 
from Debian squeeze need to be taken care of.

> Are the instructions the same for Windows?


> It seems to have worked well.  

Good to hear.

> I wonder if you could also say "Delete
> any packages using synaptic or aptitude /except/ for those which want to
> delete r-base, as well"?

Should read: "Remove r-cran packages stemming from debian squeeze".

Kind regards,


> Bill

More information about the R-SIG-Debian mailing list