[R] Help with R Installation on Debian 2.2.19 (old stable/potato)
Jameson C. Burt
jameson at coost.com
Thu Jul 10 19:50:59 CEST 2003
I have avoided crossing Debian versions
(eg, installing woody packages over a Debian potato distribution)
unless I do a full upgrade to, eg, woody.
However, R was and is available for the Debian potato version,
but it is version 0.90.
If you would be satisfied with that version, and I got good use out of
that version, and even out of the earlier version 0.61,
try an ordinary Debian package insallation with "apt".
apt-get update #updates available Debian packages
apt-get install r-base
This adds any necessary libraries, but only libraries consistent
with the Debian potato version.
It presumes you already have a working /etc/apt/sources.list , eg, with a line like
deb http://debian.rutgers.edu potato main contrib non-free
Alternatively, you can get this potato package directly at
looking for packages beginning with "r-".
For example, you could
dpkg -i r-base_0.90.1-2.deb
In the next version of Debian, woody, all the following package names are available,
but not in potato.
You should be able to install (dpkg -i package-name.deb)
documentation packages like "r-doc-pdf" from
later Debian versions into you potato version,
but you can also get that documentation directly from R's webpages.
* r-gnome Gnome gui for statistical computing system
r-mathlib standalone mathematics library
r-recommended collection of recommended packages
r-base-dev installation of auxiliary GNU R packages
r-base-html html docs for statistical computing system functions
r-base-latex LaTeX docs for statistical computing system functions
r-doc-html html manuals for statistical computing system
r-doc-info info manuals statistical computing system
r-doc-pdf pdf manuals for statistical computing system
On Thu, Jul 10, 2003 at 10:47:58AM -0500, Shashank Bhide wrote:
> 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
> 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
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