[R] Problem installing packages

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Apr 19 23:31:14 CEST 2007

On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 09:53:04PM +0100, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> 'grid' is an integral part of R, so this suggests your R installation is 
> broken.  (You could have found that out from the R FAQ Q5.1.1.)

Just for the record, it is close to impossible to detach grid from R.
Both are in the r-base-core package.

I suspect Deepankar

   i)  didn't install r-base-dev, so may be missing header packages
       for the _other_ packages that tseries depends
   ii) may have misread an error message and blamed grid.
In any event, 

   $ sudo apt-get install r-cran-tseries
is the easiest way to get hold of tseries (and some four dozen other
CRAN packages) on Debian and Ubuntu.

> You have told us very little (please study the posting guide), not 
> including which version of R and how you installed it.  Please try 

All good points.

> reinstalling R, from the sources of R 2.5.0 RC if you can.

I differ here. That is but one may to get R. We provide binaries for
Debian users because we believe that it makes it easier for the user
to install the program. But one needs to know how to use them, and the
R FAQ has a lot to say on the matter, incl a point of Debian / Ubuntu


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