[R] Debian package for R-0.63.2

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Fri Jan 15 20:58:05 CET 1999

I have uploaded a Debian GNU/Linux package for R-0.63.2 to the
standard Debian mirrors (in the unstable distribution) and to the CRAN
It should hit the other CRAN mirrors within two days.

The lintian checker for Debian packages complains that this package
was compiled with a bad libc.  I have not been able to verify this.  I
think lintian may be wrong.

I would appreciate it if someone could test out the installation of
this package and tell me if it fails for you.  I have not been able to
make it fail myself.

I believe this will only install under Debian 2.1, which is still in
the pre-release "frozen" state.  I suspect there will be conflicts
with library versions in Debian 2.0.  Again, I would appreciate it if
someone could verify this for me.  I can try to make a 2.0 package of
R-0.63.2 but I'm not sure if I have any machines still running 2.0 on
which to build it.  If someone else wants to build from the sources on
a Debian 2.0 system I can describe to you how to do it.  It is fairly
straightforward.  In fact, since the debian directory is included with
the R source tree it may be enough to unpack the sources, cd to the
directory R-0.63.2 and run 
  dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -uc -b
You would need to have the fakeroot package installed to do this.  If
it works it will build r-base_0.63.1-1_i386.deb in the parent
directory.  If you want to get the right number for the package, edit
the file debian/changelog.

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