[R] R for Debian 2.2 - correction

Hans Ehrbar ehrbar at econ.utah.edu
Tue Oct 17 21:45:16 CEST 2000

I think now my previous message was wrong.
Here is the right version, I hope:

>>>>> On 17 Oct 2000 08:42:29 -0500, Douglas Bates
>>>>> <bates at stat.wisc.edu> said:

> We store Debian packages of recent versions of R for both
> the stable and unstable distributions in the CRAN tree.
> Thanks to Fritz Leisch and Kurt Hornik those directories
> are now configured so the URL can be added to your
> /etc/apt/sources.list file and you have direct access
> through apt.  The only thing that Griffith has to change
> is to add a standard Debian archive for the main
> distribution in /etc/apt/sources.list.  apt will then
> detect that it needs to install atlas2 and pick it up from
> the standard archive.

Thank you for doing that, this is a really good idea.
It was not quite obvious to me which line should be added to
/etc/apt/sources.list, but after some trial and error the
following line does it (this points to the CRAN mirror in
the US, and it is the version compiled against the stable

deb http://cran.us.r-project.org/bin/linux/debian dists/potato/main/binary-i386/

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