The following R packages keep asking for updates, each and everyday, even after I update everything!
r-cran-kernsmooth r-cran-mgcv r-cran-nnet r-cran-spatial
Here they are on the list of OS Updates (Aug/31). I clicked on Restart & Install, and saw no error messages at all.
Here they are again on the list of OS Updates (Sep/01). The version numbers are exactly the same.
That's annoying! What's wrong and how to solve it?
I'm using Debian 9. These packages came (or should) from the following
deb http://cran.fiocruz.br/bin/linux/debian stretch-cran35/
Following @Bart suggestion, I tried to update a single package:
$ sudo apt install --only-upgrade r-cran-spatial Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required: libqt5concurrent5 Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove it. The following packages will be upgraded: r-cran-spatial 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded. Need to get 130 kB of archives. After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 https://cran.fiocruz.br/bin/linux/debian stretch-cran35/ r-cran-spatial 7.3-11-2~stretchcran.0 [130 kB] Fetched 130 kB in 0s (262 kB/s) Reading changelogs... Done (Reading database ... 282913 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../r-cran-spatial_7.3-11-2~stretchcran.0_amd64.deb ... Unpacking r-cran-spatial (7.3-11-2~stretchcran.0) over (7.3-11-2~stretchcran.0) ... Setting up r-cran-spatial (7.3-11-2~stretchcran.0) ...
I don't know, but is this line
Unpacking r-cran-spatial (7.3-11-2~stretchcran.0) over (7.3-11-2~stretchcran.0) ...
telling me that they're changing six for half-a-dozen? Anyway, I'll have to wait for the next OS Updates prompt to see if anything changed.
Following @StephenKitt question:
$ apt policy r-cran-spatial r-cran-spatial: Installed: 7.3-11-2~stretchcran.0 Candidate: 7.3-11-2~stretchcran.0 Version table: *** 7.3-11-2~stretchcran.0 500 500 http://cran.fiocruz.br/bin/linux/debian stretch-cran35/ Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 7.3-11-1 500 500 http://ftp.br.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 Packages