[R-sig-Debian] R 3.1.0 Beta installed but I'm not sure how

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Mon Apr 7 21:40:14 CEST 2014

On 04/02/2014 10:00 PM, Alex Mandel wrote:
> On 04/02/2014 06:03 AM, Michael Rutter wrote:
>> On 04/01/2014 08:22 PM, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
>>> On 2 April 2014 at 00:44, Rune Juhl wrote:
>>> | Hi Rob
>>> |
>>> | I ran into the same issue earlier this morning on Ubuntu saucy. It
>>> appears
>>> | to be a mix up packing the 3.1 beta as 3.0.3.
>>> |
>>> | You can downgrade your R installation running something like the
>>> following
>>> | in a terminal
>>> |
>>> | sudo apt-get install r-base=3.0.3-1precise0 r-base-core=3.0.3-1precise0
>>> Yes -- propagation of my Debian packages into Ubuntu is all Michael's
>>> good
>>> work.  When doing an update at work I saw that the 3.1.0 beta would
>>> hit, and
>>> I did not yet want that at work so I simply commented out that repository
>>> definition in /etc/apt/sources.d/.  These packages may be spilling
>>> over from
>>> a test repo into the main CRAN mirror a little too soon...
>>> OTOH they seem to work.  My CRANberries cronjob runs faithfully with the
>>> 3.1.0 beta and I use it on my laptop too.
>>> Dirk
>> This one would be on me, from the Ubuntu side of things.  Dirk pushed
>> the beta version (3.0.3) of 3.1.0 out and I didn't read the email
>> carefully enough.  Thinking that it was a regular upgrade, I pushed it
>> out to all currently supported versions of Ubuntu.
>> Beyond the strange numbering of the package, it appears to be working
>> just fine.  If there are any issues, let Dirk and I know and we can
>> clear them up before the release of R 3.1.0.
>> My goal is to only push out final release versions, although every once
>> in a while a per-release will slip through.  Sorry if that caused any
>> confusion.
>> Michael
> A ticket was reported on this topic, would be good if someone could
> respond to it.
> https://bugs.r-project.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=15738#add_comment
> Thanks,
> Alex

Just got another user in IRC asking about this. The package really
should be reverted back so that package name matches actual version of
R. There seems to be enough people for whom the switch is not seamless
or at least need to plan the upgrade of their many machines.

IRC user reports one box not being able to find a cran mirror using


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