[R] Install R on linux Mint

Jeroen Ooms jeroen.ooms at stat.ucla.edu
Thu Jan 15 04:40:36 CET 2015

Try 'precise' instead of 'utopic'

On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 7:31 PM, John Sorkin
<JSorkin at grecc.umaryland.edu> wrote:
> I am trying to install R on Linux mint 17.1. I followed the instructions found on CRAN and got a messages about unmet dependencies. I detail below the steps I took:
> I added deb http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/R/CRAN/bin/linux/ubuntu utopic/
> to /etc/apt/sources.list
> As can be seen below:
> john-OptiPlex-GX270 apt # more sources.list
> #deb cdrom:[Linux Mint 17.1 _Rebecca_ - Release i386 20141126]/ trusty contrib main non-free
> deb http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/R/CRAN/bin/linux/ubuntu utopic/
> And then followed the instructions on CRAN:
> sudo apt-get update
> Fetched 316 kB in 8s (39.5 kB/s)
> Reading package lists... Done
> W: GPG error: http://lib.stat.cmu.edu utopic/ Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 51716619E084DAB9
> sudo apt-get install r-base
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>  r-base : Depends: r-base-core (>= 3.1.2-1utopic0) but 3.0.2-1ubuntu1 is to be installed
>           Depends: r-recommended (= 3.1.2-1utopic0) but it is not going to be installed
> E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
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