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Re: base R packages conflicting with CRAN packages

On 25.02.2017 05:21, Brook Milligan wrote:
> I have identified a case in which the math/R package installs a recommended package (in this case survival v2.39.5) that is not a new enough version to satisfy the needs of another package, which needs survival v2.40.1.  Because survival is installed with the base R package it is impossible to replace it with a newer R-survival package because they would inevitably conflict.  This is not a case of R being old, as pkgsrc installs the most recent release.  Instead, it is a case of the version of survival recommended by base R being older than the most recent survival package available from CRAN.
> How should this be handled?  Must we turn all the packages otherwise installed by base R into individual packages so that they can be upgraded as needed independently of base R?  If so, how do we prevent pkgsrc from installing the recommended set of packages along with R?What other options are there?
> Thanks for your input.
> Cheers,
> Brook

It is off-topic but I gave up on R packages due to lack of PLIST files.
This made my work on R uncontrollable and unmaintainable. That said
probably it's just better to rely on packages from CRAN directly without

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