[R] R for Debian 2.2

Emmanuel Paradis paradis at isem.univ-montp2.fr
Tue Oct 17 10:05:27 CEST 2000

At 15:06 16/10/00 -1000, Griffith Feeney wrote:
>I've recently installed Debian/GNU Linux 2.2. The R package on the debian
>website and Official CD is 0.90.x, so I checked cran for a more recent deb
>package, with the following result.
>homebrew:~# apt-get install r-base
>Reading Package Lists... Done
>Building Dependency Tree... Done
>Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
>requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
>distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
>or been moved out of Incoming.
>Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely 
>that the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
>that package should be filed.
>The following information may help to resolve the situation:
>Sorry, but the following packages have unmet dependencies:
>  r-base: Depends: atlas2 but it is not installable
>          Depends: tk8.0 (>= 8.0.5) but it is not installable
>E: Sorry, broken packages
>Can someone tell me if this is a problem with the deb package on cran or
>some problem of mine? I've frequently used apt-get in the past (though not
>for R) and had no problems.

I have compiled R-1.2 (the development version) on Debian 2.2 on a PII, and
it went very smoothly. I guess it should be the same for R-1.1.1. You need
gcc and XFree86 (the versions distributed with Debian 2.2 are fine). I have
also tcl/tk installed, and the examples in R's demos run correctly.

Emmanuel Paradis
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