R: [R] R-1.1.1 for Debian 2.2

Stefano Calza stecalza at tiscalinet.it
Tue Oct 24 21:02:23 CEST 2000

>MJ Ray <mjr at stats.mth.uea.ac.uk> writes:
>> Griffith Feeney <gfeeney at hawaii.edu> writes:
>> > I couldn't get 'apt-get install r-base' to work at step 2: it installs
>> > older version of R rather than 1.1.1 and complains incessantly about
>> > being able to stat source package list. This apt-get command did result
>> Did you "apt-get clean ; apt-get update" just to make sure apt really
>> really knew about the cran sources.list line?  Just an idea.
>There may also be a dependency on the order of the lines in your
>/etc/apt/sources.list file.  I think the line
> deb http://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/debian potato main
>should go before the other lines giving the usual archive sites.  It
>sounds to me as if you are picking up the out-of-date package in the
>regular archive.

Uhm, sounds strange to me. I installed R yesterday and everything worked
perfectly. And the line about the cran site comes after the others. I simply
typed: apt-get install r-base and it installed r with all the necessary


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