[Rd] R-devel no longer supports Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (insufficient PCRE version)

Paul Murrell paul at stat.auckland.ac.nz
Sun Nov 29 20:54:23 CET 2015


For the record, Dirk (after a couple of false starts and admirable 
persistance!) has got this to work for me.

So on Ubuntu 14.04, adding Dirk's PPA, followed by apt-get update pulls 
down a backport for libpcre3.

Thanks Dirk!


On 24/11/2015 4:57 p.m., Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> Sebastian, Paul,
> Ubuntu 14.04 builds (for Linux 32 and 64 bit, ie i386 and amd64) of the (most
> current) pcre package (ie 8.35-7) for Ubuntu are now in my PPA at
>     https://launchpad.net/~edd/+archive/ubuntu/misc/+packages
> These should work.  You can add this PPA as I do in some Travis runs via
>     sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:edd/misc
> and then just do
>     apt-get update; apt-get install libpcre3-dev
> which should do the trick -- but I haven't tested.  Contact me off-list if
> you fail.
> Oh, and I guess we should have had this whole thread over on r-sig-debian.
> Best,  Dirk

Dr Paul Murrell
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