Re: R 3.0.0 and required rebuilds of all reverse Depends: of R
Dirk Eddelbuettel <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> A new major release R 3.0.0 will come out on Wednesday April 3rd, as usual
> according the the release plan and announcements .
> It contains major internal changes  and requires rebuilds of all R
> packages. As I usually do, I started packaging pre-releases and rc
> candidates  based on March 24, 27 and 30 snapshots.
> Michael Rutter, who tirelessly backports (most of) my Debian R packages to
> Ubuntu, has also made builds of these R packages .
> As for unstable, we have an issue as essentially all reverse-dependencies
> that are R packages will need to be rebuilt . On testing, I get for
> 158 packages from `apt-cache rdepends r-base-core | grep -c r-cran-`.
I don't think such transitions should be done without any
coordination[a]. In addition there's still the freeze...
> and I am CCing everybody now to see if they could please rebuild the packages
> within a week or so. Come next weekend we'll review and switch to direct
> email pings.
If they just need to be rebuilt, there are binNMUs.
However the binaries seem to claim they would also work with the newer R
versions? I looked at r-cran-rsymphony and it has
Depends: [...], r-base-core (>= 2.14.1)
which would still be satisfied by r-base-core 3.0.0~20130330-1...