Debian packages of R-1.6.1beta available

Dirk Eddelbuettel
Fri, 18 Oct 2002 06:38:57 -0500

On Thu, Oct 17, 2002 at 02:34:54PM +0200, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:
> R 1.6.1 has been scheduled for November 1.
> We're makin interim beta versions available via
> ( used to work, but
> apparently FTP access has been disabled)
> The filename is R-1.6.1beta_*.tar.gz, where * is the creation date.  

Debian packages were uploaded for i386 last evening, and have already been
compiled successfully for six other architectures (alpha arm hppa ia64
powerpc and m68k). The remaining four (m68k mips mipsel sparc) should follow

My i386 release was built on 'testing' (aka 'sarge') and should be
installable on any testing or unstable machine. The other architectures
may require the unstable release.

> If you want to help ensure that the final 1.6.1 works satisfactorily
> on *your* platform, it might be a good idea to make a test build of
> the beta and report any errors back (to the r-devel list, not to me
> personally, please!).

No issues to report.

> New versions will be made available each day until the final release,
> barring hardware trouble and build script failures.

As with the 1.[456].* prereleases, I will probably stick to weekly


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