[R-sig-Debian] Ubuntu and sources.list question about mirror sites...

Brian Lunergan ff809 at ncf.ca
Sat Jan 17 02:18:25 CET 2009

Evening all:

Thought I'd announce myself with a question about setting up
sources.list to be able to begin download and install of R.

Running version 7.10 of Ubuntu. (Tried 8.04 but found it slow and
finicky with my hardware. Perhaps will try 8.10 or above, but that's a
thought for another time.)

Followed the notes on the R site and added the following lines to my

deb http://probability.ca/cran/bin/linux/ubuntu gutsy/

deb http://releases.ubuntu.com/ hardy-backports main restricted univer

The first seems to pass muster just fine. The second line has been the
problem. That's the fourth site I tried plugging in and I get 404ed
every time.

I do run the Firestarter firewall but that shouldn't be a problem,
should it? If it blocked that would it not have blocked all updating?

Is the line correctly formed? Is there a site that will work? Is that
line strictly necessary, or can I drop it as unneeded with the Gibbon?

Any help much appreciated...
Brian Lunergan
Nepean, Ontario

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