Re: OT: Debian/Ubuntu on amd64 (Re: [Rd] 64 Bit)

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd_at_debian.org>
Date: Sat 23 Oct 2004 - 02:52:37 EST

On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 06:37:56PM +0200, Martin Maechler wrote:
> >>>>> "Dirk" == Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org>
> >>>>> on Fri, 22 Oct 2004 09:45:05 -0500 writes:
>
> Dirk> On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 12:24:56PM +0100, Prof Brian
> Dirk> Ripley wrote:
> >> If you want a prebuilt version you are out of luck except
> >> for Debian Linux on Alpha or ia64, from a quick glance.
>
> Dirk> amd64 as well. It is not "fully official" but almost,
> Dirk> see http://www.debian.org/ports/amd64/
>
> yes, indeed.
> We have one compute server (dual opteron) that runs a nice
> 64-bit Debian {"sid" aka "unstable" though} and for which I've used
> 'aptitude' (the "new" kid on the block replacement for 'apt-get').

It is not a replacement, just simply one of number of different (G)UIs to the apt/dpkg/dselect functionality and APIs. There are quite a few others out there (synaptic, feta, wajig, gnome-apt, kpackages, ...)

> to install r-base-recommended (and more) -- all prebuilt
> [Of course I still mainly work with hand-compiled versions of R].

One day I hope to overhaul the packaging such that we can allow for r-release and r-devel to be installed in parallel. Combined with scripted builds of r-devel, this would make for a better testing environment.  

> Dirk> <......>
> Dirk> <......>
>
> (that note about "Ubuntu" was very interesting to read; thanks Dirk!)

Pleasure, I am intrigued myself.

Dirk

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