[R-pkg-team] Bug#921938: lme4 breaks r-cran-lmertest autopkgtest

Paul Gevers elbrus at debian.org
Tue Feb 12 22:44:18 GMT 2019

Hi Dirk,

On 10-02-2019 15:20, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> | Currently this regression is blocking the migration of lme4 to testing
> | [1]. Due to the nature of this issue, I filed this bug report against
> | both packages. Can you please investigate the situation and reassign the
> | bug to the right package? If needed, please change the bug's severity.
> Sorry I don't really have the time for this. I maintain r-cran-lme4; it
> passes.

Although I understand your emotions, this isn't really constructive in
Debian. *Your* package lme4 isn't migrating to testing due to these
regressions. If you want your package in buster, it is better to at
least communicate with your reverse dependencies with regressing

> The relevant page for me is
>    https://cloud.r-project.org/web/checks/check_results_lme4.html

Well, for me it is https://qa.debian.org/excuses.php?package=lme4 and
your package will not migrate if it remains like that.

> The package has MANY reverse dependencies but I am responsible for
> those. Talk to _their_ maintainers.  Thanks for your understandind.

I do talk to their maintainers by filing this bug report against your
package and their package at the same time. Without inside knowledge of
the r stack I can't judge the situation and I can only assume that you
may have to discuss together how to resolve this issue. Me understanding
you isn't going to have your package migrate, fixing the regression is.


PS: due to the tone of your response, it took me some days to reply.

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