[R-sig-Debian] R 3.4.0 for Debian stable and testing
jranke at uni-bremen.de
Sun May 14 12:41:25 CEST 2017
With this email I would like to announce the availability of R 3.4.0 for
jessie and stretch on CRAN. Please excuse the delay, caused by some
uncertainty about how to deal properly with the incompatibility of R 3.4.0
with packages compiled with earlier versions that use calls to .C and
.Fortran in their code as described in
where there is also a summary (but no list at the moment) of affected
packages, provided by Dirk.
In order to avoid breaking packages without the user being prepared for it,
I have created a new repository for R 3.4.0, so you need to replace
jessie-cran3 with jessie-cran34 if you are using the CRAN backports on jessie.
Before the upgrade, you should deinstall r-cran-* or r-bioc-* packages from
the jessie or stretch archives that use .C or .Fortran as they will not work
with R 3.4.0. You can replace them by locally compiled versions installed
from within R using install.packages() or the like.
Packages that have been installed locally (not from .deb packages) should
be updated using
I would also like to announce that from R 3.4.0 on, I am signing the Debian
repositories on CRAN with my new key.
You can import it using
apt-key adv --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-key
Please see the README on CRAN for details:
More information about the R-SIG-Debian