[Rd] R 2.4.0, methods and rebuild management

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd_at_debian.org>
Date: Mon 18 Sep 2006 - 15:23:22 GMT

With R 2.4.0 around the corner, I intend to resume the usual process of providing beta snapshot packages in Debian unstable. By updating them before they hit 'testing', we give ourselves a nice window in which we can update the packages as needed so that once 2.4.0 comes out for good on October 3, we should be in good shape.

But how can I effectively manage this? Running

	$ apt-cache search ^r-.* | \
	   grep -v "r-base\|r-doc\|r-gnome\|r-mathlib\|r-recom" | wc -l

leads to 80 entries all of which are indeed packages. Is there a way to proactively tell which ones use S4 and the methods package, and need updates?


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