Re: [Rd] packages built against upcoming releases

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.tu-dortmund.de>
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 18:04:36 +0100

On 17.01.2010 16:33, Jan Theodore Galkowski wrote:
> I admire package-builders being proactive and having their facilities
> ready for upcoming R releases. However, if the publicly released
> version of R is 2.10.1 and a package is built for R 2.11.0, users get
> the embarrassing notice about a disconnect,

What a disconnect?

> and cannot do much about it.

They should install the version that is intended for R-2.10.x releases, not the one for the development version. The RHmm version in the 2.10 repository in CRAN has

Built: R 2.10.1; i386-pc-mingw32; 2010-01-03 15:59:39 UTC; windows

hence built with R-2.10.x as required.

> If it is tedious to roll out a new package on time, perhaps there's a
> possibility for automation here.

It is automated and we are currently building for R-2.9.x, R-2.10.x and R-devel (the latter in 32-bit and 64-bit), and you have just to say install.packages() and your R wil grab the right version. I suspect you downloaded something manually from the wrong repository.

Uwe Ligges

> Thanks. I encountered this yesterday with RHmm. I'm running R on
> WinXP.
>
> Happy R user!
>
> - Jan Galkowski.
>
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