A new version of RcppAPT — our interface from R to the C++ library behind the awesome
apt-cache, … commands and their cache powering Debian, Ubuntu and the like — is now on CRAN.
We changed the package to require C++11 compilation as newer Debian systems with
g++-6 and the current libapt-pkg-dev library cannot build under the C++98 standard which CRAN imposes (and let’s not get into why …). Once set to C++11 we have no issues. We also added more examples to the manual pages, and turned on code coverage.
A bit more information about the package is available here as well as as the GitHub repo.
This post by Dirk Eddelbuettel originated on his Thinking inside the box blog. Please report excessive re-aggregation in third-party for-profit settings.
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