[R] R-1.1.1 for Debian 2.2

Griffith Feeney gfeeney at hawaii.edu
Wed Oct 25 01:56:06 CEST 2000

I did do "apt-get clean" and "apt-get update".

I wondered about line order in sources.list. Put the cran line after the
debian lines initially, then moved it ahead of them, then commented out
everything but the cran line to be sure apt-get couldn't see anything else.
None of this worked. I'm inclined to suppose that apt-get is smart enough
to compare version numbers from alternative sites, though I'm just guessing.

Re Stefano's post, yes it is strange. Perhaps the difference is explained
by dependencies. apt-get may be able to sort out the first level, but not
more than one level.

At 03:37 AM 10/24/00 -1000, you wrote:
>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 not
>> > being able to stat source package list. This apt-get command did
result in
>> 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sounds to me as if you are picking up the out-of-date package in the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.

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