Second, I'm trying to extend this back to 2.0.0. That involves building
many versions of R from source on a Docker image of Debian Sarge. (Shades
of 2006, when the Linux desktop was around the corner, just as soon as I'd
finished compiling this *^&%* software...)
This is obviously quite slow. Do list members have any suggestions for how
to maximize compilation speed of (old) R sources?