[Rd] Incompatible change in R-devel

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Tue Mar 21 17:38:11 CET 2017

Hi Brian,

On 21 March 2017 at 07:29, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
| As of today's commit r72375 all packages with native-routine 
| registration of C or Fortran routines need to be reinstalled in R-devel 
| (and that include some of the recommended packages in R itself which 
| will not be reinstalled via make dependencies, so we advise a clean 
| rebuild of R).

I am confused by this.

So in order to test this, I just triggered rebuild of the smaller drd ("daily
r-devel") and r-devel Docker images for R.  

Using drd, I used R 3.3.3 to install digest and anytime (also installing Rcpp
and BH). I then launch the R-devel build freshly created, and reported as 

 root at b00daf469882:/# RD --version
 R Under development (unstable) (2017-03-21 r72380) -- "Unsuffered Consequences"

yet both digest and anytime loaded fine by R-devel. Despite the fact that
they were installed by R 3.3.3.

As I understand your email, that should not have worked.  So I must be
missing something -- can you help set me straight?

Thanks, Dirk

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