Re: [Rd] packages built against upcoming releases

From: Jan Theodore Galkowski <bayesianlogic_at_acm.org>
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 12:16:38 -0500

It is true RHmm is *not* available in the public central repositories. I think it's in Bioconductor. That said, the "installation process" was the usual one from the GUI drop down, after electing repositories. What that does behind the scenes is something I do not know, but I don't see how I could know.

Just letting somebody know. If you don't want to use the information, that's cool with me.

On Sun, 17 Jan 2010 18:04 +0100, "Uwe Ligges" <ligges_at_statistik.tu-dortmund.de> wrote:
>
>
> 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.
> >

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