[Rd] R-devel no longer supports Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (insufficient PCRE version)
edd at debian.org
Sun Nov 29 21:18:49 CET 2015
On 30 November 2015 at 08:54, Paul Murrell wrote:
| For the record, Dirk (after a couple of false starts and admirable
| persistance!) has got this to work for me.
[ This was entirely due to
a) Debian transitioning to g++-5 support and relabeling all (rebuilt) C++
libraries with a suffix 'v5' and
b) this affecting pcre as well and
c) me being slopping at first not noticing in the core library package and
d) moreover me not noticing two subordinate pcre packages from the same
all which lead to the package manager not wanting to upgrade -- which was
entirely correct. We got that sorted out.
"Usually" such transitions are much simpler; pcre happens to create a bunch
of subpackages. ]
| So on Ubuntu 14.04, adding Dirk's PPA, followed by apt-get update pulls
| down a backport for libpcre3.
[ Said PPA is at
and you can install it via
apt-get install python-software-properties
add-apt-repository -y "ppa:edd/misc"
apt-get install libpcre3-dev
which should do it. ]
| 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
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