[R] Upgrading To 2.10 from 2.6.2

Steve_Friedman at nps.gov Steve_Friedman at nps.gov
Tue Dec 8 19:37:35 CET 2009

Ok, that seems to work.  Thanks for the help.


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On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 2:25 PM, Iain Gallagher <
iaingallagher at btopenworld.com> wrote:
  Hi Steve

  Have you tried:

  apt-cache search gfortran

  in a terminal window.


  sudo apt-get install theRelevantPackage

  I think you also need the Universe repos enabled.



  --- On Tue, 8/12/09, Steve_Friedman at nps.gov <Steve_Friedman at nps.gov>

  > From: Steve_Friedman at nps.gov <Steve_Friedman at nps.gov>
  > Subject: [R] Upgrading To 2.10 from 2.6.2
  > To: r-help at r-project.org
  > Date: Tuesday, 8 December, 2009, 13:38
  > Hello
  > I have a Linux machine (Ubuntu 8.04 hardy, Gcc version
  > 4.2.4
  > (i486-linux-gnu) currently running R 2.6.2. I'd like to
  > upgrade to 2.10.
  > First Question):  What is the appropriate way to
  > remove the old version of
  > R?
  > Part 2.
  >  After downloading  r-base_2.10.0.orig.tar.gz and
  > opening the archive. I
  > ran the ./configure routine.
  > It failed claiming that it could not find the F77
  > compiler.

Why not add the CRAN repository to your sources list in Ubuntu and let your
package manager (synaptic?/apt?) sort it out for you.  Version 2.10 is
available here for Hardy.  It is a good way to keep your version of R up to
date without worrying about what is happening with the rest of your
machine, which may be quite comfortably stable, and it saves the hassle of
you having to compile it yourself

see pages at http://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/ubuntu/

You will need to add a line similar to the one below to

deb http://<my.favorite.cran.mirror>/bin/linux/ubuntu hardy/

you could edit the file directly or do it via synaptic or Gnome menu
(system/admin)  has an entry for software sources.


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