[R-sig-Debian] Dependency failures on installing older R packages in Ubuntu

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Tue Feb 23 18:16:32 CET 2016

On 23 February 2016 at 16:58, Jordan Dawe wrote:
| We are operating an R server in a business production environment, and
| thus we wish to maintain package stability.  I understand you are
| volunteers, and thank you for your efforts.  Since the previous versions
| of these packages are available on your repository, I mistakenly thought
| you intended there to be backward compatibility.

That is not an uncommon request and you may get commerical support from

Your main problem is going to be one of consistency: so you think an old R
version is better, fine.  but what about CRAN?  Do you only take old matching
versions -- install.packages() etc all assume 'current R' Revolution (now
part of Microsoft) has a 'time machine' feature in MRAN where you can

I generally think that 'current' is best but that won't help you here.

Cheers, Dirk

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