[R-sig-Debian] Fwd: How to convert R package and dependencies to debian packages?

Michael Rutter mar36 at psu.edu
Tue Apr 22 16:51:28 CEST 2014

On 04/22/2014 10:45 AM, Sathish Kumar wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to install R packages in several nodes (10+) in AWS. I wont be able
> to open R shell in each and do install.packages("foo")
> This will be done using a configuration management tool like Puppet and
> it'll be easier if i can do an apt-get installation of R packages
> automatically.
> I found a list of R debian packages here:
> http://cran.cnr.berkeley.edu/bin/linux/ubuntu/lucid/
> But it does not contain all the packages that i need.
> Is there a way to convert any R package and it's internal dependencies to a
> Debian package similar to the approach used in creating r-cran-*.deb?
> Thanks,
> Sathish


Check out my cran2deb4ubuntu PPA (http://tiny.cc/c2d4u).  It may have 
all the packages you need.  There are over 2000.


Dr. Michael A. Rutter
Associate Professor of Statistics
Program Coordinator, Mathematics
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Station Road
Erie, PA 16563

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