[R-sig-Debian] rmpi backports?

Ross Boylan ross at biostat.ucsf.edu
Fri Feb 15 02:49:01 CET 2013

On 2/14/2013 1:59 PM, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> On 14 February 2013 at 13:42, Ross Boylan wrote:
> | We have a cluster running squeeze (amd64) that uses CRAN (squeeze-cran
> | directory) to get more recent versions of R packages.
> |
> | Unfortunately, many cluster-related packages, including rmpi and rsprng
> | are missing.  The basic squeeze version of rmpi won't load because it
> | doesn't have a namespace.
> |
> | Any suggestions about how to deal with this?
> Install into /usr/local, that is what it is for:
> edd at max:~$ ls -1 /usr/local/lib/R/site-library/ | wc -l
> 256
> edd at max:~$
> Dirk

Is rebuilding the debian package for testing or sid from source likely 
to work?  I'm thinking that with all the nodes to update it might be 
easier to go with a deb.

If we do that, is there anywhere, e.g., backports or cran, we could make 
it available for others?


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