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bspm 0.5.7

CRAN release: 2024-04-10

  • Restrict D-Bus service configuration to installations in Linux machines with admininistrative privileges.

bspm 0.5.6

CRAN release: 2024-04-09

  • Move to cran4linux org on GitHub, update URLs.
  • Try binary installation of build-only dependencies for source packages (#82 addressing #81).

bspm 0.5.5

CRAN release: 2023-08-22

  • Fix test to feed character input to numeric_version.

bspm 0.5.4

CRAN release: 2023-08-10

  • Fix DNF backend to ensure that the system configuration is used (228407a).
  • Minor documentation improvements.

bspm 0.5.3

CRAN release: 2023-07-15

  • Add workaround for underscores in Arch package versions (#71).
  • Fix BioArchLinux instructions in README.
  • Fix discovery of installed system packages in Arch (#73).

bspm 0.5.2

CRAN release: 2023-05-20

  • Fix package deduplication in dependency getter (#68 addressing #67).
  • Rename scripts manual page to bspm-scripts.

bspm 0.5.1

CRAN release: 2023-03-16

  • Add support for littler in scripts (@eddelbuettel in #64).
  • Refactor + fixes + improve testing (#66 addressing #63).

bspm 0.5.0

CRAN release: 2023-02-19

  • New function moveto_sys() moves existing user packages to the system library to avoid package shadowing; the associated script mass_move enables mass-calling this function for several users and/or libraries to facilitate bspm deployment in multitenant servers (#60 addressing #59).
  • New function shadowed_packages() analyzes the library tree and reports which packages, one per row, are shadowed by others (#62 addressing #58).
  • Add new options(bspm.version.check=FALSE) (true by default) to globally enable binary-source installation type (#61).
  • Add a specific manual page bspm-options documenting all supported options.
  • Add support for the installation of binary Suggests and Enhances if they are supplied to the dependencies argument of install.packages. LinkingTo now is omitted for binary packages as documented (#32).

bspm 0.4.2

CRAN release: 2023-02-09

  • Fix error forwarding in root mode (#54).
  • Fix installation error when type="binary-source" is set and a package without binary version available is requested (#56).
  • Fix installation error in options(pkgType="both") mode (default) when an available binary is not available as source (#57).

bspm 0.4.1

CRAN release: 2023-01-09

  • New type="binary-source" option (or fast mode) tries to install as many binaries as possible (requested packages and dependencies), and then falls back to source installation (per @eddelbuettel’s wish).
  • Fix the call to available.packages() when the repos argument is specified (#52 addressing #51).

bspm 0.4.0

CRAN release: 2022-11-24

  • New function available_sys() returns a matrix of available packages with "Package", "Version", and "Repository" (#47 addressing #41).
  • Honor type option, set by default to "both", which means ‘use binary if available and current, otherwise try source’ (#48 addressing #46). As a consequence, the option bspm.always.install.deps has been removed.

bspm 0.3.10

CRAN release: 2022-08-05

  • Check backend availability on enable(), and trigger a warning if the service is required but not found. This check can be disabled by setting options(bspm.backend.check=FALSE) (#40).

bspm 0.3.9

CRAN release: 2022-01-04

  • Force sudo unconditionally also with autodetection (#27, #28).
  • Call update_cache in DNF install transactions (#29).
  • Add ALPM backend (#35 addressing #34).
  • Fix repeated installation issue in APT backend (#36).

bspm 0.3.8

CRAN release: 2021-06-25

  • Fix spurious error with options(bspm.always.install.deps=TRUE) (#25).
  • Ensure that options(bspm.sudo=TRUE) forces sudo unconditionally (#28).
  • Add new options(bspm.sudo.autodetect=TRUE) (not set by default) to enable passwordless sudo autodetection on every call (#27).

bspm 0.3.7

CRAN release: 2020-10-15

  • Fix spurious error with options(bspm.always.install.deps=TRUE) (#24).

bspm 0.3.6

CRAN release: 2020-10-13

  • Make APT call fail if there are unmet dependencies (#20).
  • Add new options(bspm.always.install.deps=TRUE) (not set by default) to always try to install recursive hard dependencies of packages from system repositories even if the requested package is not available (#14, #23).
  • Add a note about SELinux (#19).

bspm 0.3.5

CRAN release: 2020-08-24

  • Fix noise when busctl is installed but there’s no system bus (docker) (#12).
  • Workaround issue with file permissions under /tmp (#13).
  • Fix compatibility with Python 3.6 (#16 addressing #15).
  • Workaround PATH for old versions of APT/dpkg (#17 addressing #15).
  • Prioritize options(bspm.sudo=TRUE) over DBus calls (as part of #16), so that any DBus error or incompatibility can be at least bypassed with sudo.

bspm 0.3.4

CRAN release: 2020-08-03

  • Fix installation issue reported by CRAN on Solaris.

bspm 0.3.3

CRAN release: 2020-08-01

  • Cosmetic changes suggested by CRAN.
  • Small configure fix.

bspm 0.3.2

  • Implement functions to discover new prefixes dynamically (#3).
  • Fall back to sudo if no root permissions nor D-Bus service are available.
  • More documentation, some examples, and testing.

bspm 0.3.1

  • Simplified installation, because D-Bus files are always in the same place.
  • Support for multiple prefixes and exclusions (#1).
  • Improve APT cache management (#4).
  • Fix newlines in APT output (#5).
  • Load D-Bus variables locally instead of in the global environment (#6).

bspm 0.3.0

  • New package name, as suggested by @eddelbuettel; improved title & description.
  • Allow root user to talk directly to the system package manager, without D-Bus.