[R-sig-Debian] Ubuntu 20.10

Frank Harrell |h @end|ng |rom |h@rre||@com
Mon Oct 26 15:11:47 CET 2020

Hi Dirk,

Apologies for the html.

I think I'm missing something simple.   Ubuntu 20.10 uses /etc/apt/sources.list.d to hold repo information and I have this file there: marutter-ubuntu-rrutter4_0-focal.list with contents:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/marutter/rrutter4.0/ubuntu/ focal main

# deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/marutter/rrutter4.0/ubuntu/ groovy main

I ran sudo apt update, then apt-cache search r-cran* | wc but this only reports 935 packages.

Somehow the Rutter repo is not taking precedence over what's in Ubuntu University repo.





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---- On Mon, 26 Oct 2020 08:50:39 -0500 Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd using debian.org> wrote ----

Your html mail still upsets my reader so still no quote. 
I do not know what you refer to as "r-cran".  Maybe you mean that Debian and 
Ubuntu have packages in the distro?  If so that is true since say 2003 when I 
started adding via r-cran-rodbc which were actually followed by your design 
package before it was rms and on cran... 
To take the rstan example, it is in Debian 
and hence also in Ubuntu 
At present, there around 900 such r-cran-* or r-bioc-* packages directly in 
Debian or Ubuntu. 
It looks like are currently using one of these and have a bug. The best step 
would then be to contact the (Debian) package maintainer. 
But for completeness: The Rutter PPA remains extremely attractive as it 
offers 4700 packages---which is significantly more than the 900 in core. 
We also offer nice (and new) access layers via BSPM, or alternatively to RSPM 
serving "raw" binaries (not .deb packages).  But that is a different topic. :) 
Hope this helps, Dirk 
https://dirk.eddelbuettel.com | @eddelbuettel | mailto:edd using debian.org

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