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

Robin Lovelace rob00x @ending from gm@il@com
Mon May 21 22:53:24 CEST 2018

Thanks for the replies.

Dirk: sounds sensible, horses held and I'm happy I posted my musings for
'peer review' here rather than Twitter (I only found out about this list
around a month ago)!

Michael: great to see you've revived the blog, I've taken a read and have
retweeted your message to the world (well the subset of it that read me
Twitter feed which is pretty minimal in the grand scheme of things).


On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 4:19 PM, Michael Rutter <mar36 at psu.edu> wrote:

> 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
> situation.
> Michael
> --
> Dr. Michael A. Rutter
> Associate Director, School of Science
> Associate Professor of Statistics
> Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
> Station Road
> Erie, PA 16563
> http://math.bd.psu.edu/faculty/rutter

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