R-alpha: Debian package (was problem with qt())

Martyn Plummer (plummer@iarc.fr)
Wed, 06 Nov 1996 17:08:54 +0100


Message-Id: <199611061607.RAA11875@hypatia.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Wed, 06 Nov 1996 17:08:54 +0100
To: r-testers@stat.math.ethz.ch
From: Martyn Plummer <plummer@iarc.fr>
Subject: R-alpha: Debian package (was problem with qt())

Douglas Bates <bates@stat.wisc.edu> wrote:

>P.S. Since at least 3 of us are running R-alpha under Debian Linux,
>     would it be worthwhile making a Debian package for R?  I can look
>     into doing it but not until December.  If someone else wants to
>     do it, I would be happy to collaborate in whatever way I can.

I think this is a nice idea, but premature.  Debian package maintainers
are supposed to be responsible for fixing bugs so it's not a good idea
to package alpha-level software.  For example, there are no Debian
packages for Dosemu (MS-DOS emulator) or Wine (Windows emulator) which
are both currently in alpha.

Martyn

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