[R-sig-Debian] New libpng in c2d4u3.5 breaks many other packages

Michael Rutter m@r36 @ending from p@u@edu
Mon May 21 17:19:54 CEST 2018

On 5/20/18 9:04 AM, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> On 20 May 2018 at 09:34, Robin Lovelace wrote:
> | Thanks for keeping us updated. Before I jump the gun and put this out on
> | social media (as a follow-up to this tweet
> | https://twitter.com/robinlovelace/status/990682038373158912 ), would you
> | say this is a reasonable message to send to the R-using Ubuntu community?:
> Why don't we just wait until Michael feels he has something to announce?
> Dirk

For a number of reasons, I have relaunched my R Ubuntu Blog.  One is to 
give updates on installing R in Ubuntu, etc., which I have stopped 
doing.  The other is I need to write more.  I also wanted to try 
blogdown.  You can find it here: http://rubuntu.netlify.com/

The first post is an update on the move to 3.5.  The process is picking 
up speed.  Up to 1730 packages in Xenial as I type this.  As soon as 
they are all built and I test things, I will make the announcement.

I have also added a note to the Ubuntu CRAN site to help clarify the 

Dr. Michael A. Rutter
Associate Director, School of Science
Associate Professor of Statistics
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Station Road
Erie, PA 16563

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