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bug#26095: R: do not build recommended packages

From: Leo Famulari
Subject: bug#26095: R: do not build recommended packages
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:51:43 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.8.0 (2017-02-23)

On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 09:28:55AM +0100, Ricardo Wurmus wrote:
> This relates to bug 25598 “R packages are not bit-reproducible”.  R
> itself does not build reproducibly.  One of the reasons is that it
> includes recommended packages that are built in a random temporary
> directory.  The build paths for each of these packages is then embedded
> in the packages’ “paths.rds” files.
> We don’t have this problem when building the packages with the
> “r-build-system” like any other R package.
> This patch set adds package expressions for each of the recommended
> packages, disables building of recommended packages, and adds some of
> these packages to those R packages that need them.
> I’ve successfully rebuilt all R packages to make sure that these changes
> don’t break anything.
> I also have an unpolished patch to fix bug 25598, but it depends on this
> patch set.

Overall this patch series LGTM. I leave it up to you and the other
bio-info hackers to decide if it's the best solution.

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