[R-sig-Debian] Debian backport on Stretch?

Charles Plessy charles-r-nospam at plessy.org
Sun Nov 19 11:02:53 CET 2017

Le Sat, Nov 18, 2017 at 03:26:53PM -0800, Bill Harris a écrit :
> Incidentally, you can see a bit more complete description at
> https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/402560/how-do-i-install-r-on-debian-stretch-given-the-r-api-3-issue
> .

Hi Bill and everybody,

if one installs R >= 3.4.2 from any source, then some Debian packages
will be broken.  The change of r-api virtual dependency prevents this to

Since you install R from CRAN's Debian packages, can't you also upgrade
the r-cran-* packages using `apt-get install -t stretch-cran34` as
suggested in
<https://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/debian/#debian-stretch-stable> ?

Have a nice day,


Charles Plessy
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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