Subject: Re: R-Bioconductor package(s)
To: Brook Milligan <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/29/2007 00:23:24
On Wed, 28 Mar 2007, Brook Milligan wrote:
> I can see two approaches to packaging these:
> 1. Use the normal pkgsrc mechanism of building an individual pkgsrc
>   package for each individual R package, perhaps with a metapackage
>   for the whole thing.
> 2. Make a package based upon the Bioconductor install script that
>   would install everything at once.
> Clearly, the former is better integrated with pkgsrc and allows a fine
> level of granularity.  It is a lot more work, though.  I am also
> concerned that, given the number of packages involved and the
> consequent delays with getting people to commit them, this work might
> never make it into pkgsrc.
> I would appreciate suggestions of how to proceed.

I wonder if #2 would work for a start, and then if need arises it can be 
transmogrified into #1?

  - Hubert (mmm, R! :-)