[R] Re: Help with R Installation on Debian 2.2.19 (old stable/potato)

Mahmood ARAI ma at ne.su.se
Thu Jul 10 18:15:49 CEST 2003

Shashank Bhide writes: 

> Hi all,
>    I hope this is the correct list to post such a question.
> I was trying to install the R-project on Debian and encountered 
> significant problems with the same.
>   The main problem is the installation of the libc6 package. I need this 
> package in order to install the R-core package. However, the libc6 is 
> dependent on the libdb1-compat package, which just refuses to install on 
> my server.
>   I tried to install it yesterday and it ended up crashing my system and 
> messing up the old Apache. Does anyone have a procedure to install 
> R-project on Debian linux?
> The libdb1-compat package version is 2.1.3-7 and the libc6 is 2.3.1-17
> Please advise,

one way is to add the following line (for woody as an ex.)
"deb http://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/debian woody main"
to your "/etc/apt/sources.list" and use apt-get install r-base .. .etc. 

> Shashank 
> Shashank Bhide
> Oklahoma State University
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