[R-sig-Debian] I simply cannot install R on Ubuntu. I don't know why.

Michael Rutter mar36 at psu.edu
Fri May 15 21:53:37 CEST 2009


Two questions:

1)  What line did you add to sources.list to get access to R 2.9?
Sometimes the mirrors are slow to populate, and if only half the files
are available you will get a message similar to the one you have.  If
you get the same message in 12 hours, this is likely not the cause.

2) When in synaptic, go to the "r-base" entry.  There are two version
numbers, one for the installed version and one for the latest version.
 What are those version numbers?

That will help figure out the problem.


On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 3:08 PM, Judson <judson0423 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't mind using sudo apt-get sted.  But when I use
> Synaptic (reload/mark for install R-base) eupdate/upgrade/install buit I get into
> crazy loops (hours) that clearly can't be truvery time I get some list
> of things things it want to install as well and syas "Mark" which it
> does not do and when I go forward with the Synaptic install of R-base
> I get this (and abort) every time:
> r-base:
>  Depends: r-base-core (>=2.9.0-2hardy0) but 2.6.2-2 is to be installed
>  Depends: r-recommended but it is not going to be installed
> I cannot get a pre-install of either of these.   I got greedy a week
> ago and tried to install R_2.9.0 over my R_2.6.2-2 and now I have
> nothing.  I have a Dell-Mini Ubuntu 8.04 for 15 days.  I don't get it.
>  Any ideas?  I'm embarrassed to say this is my second trip through on
> R (to this forum).  Thanks.
> Room533
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Dr. Michael A. Rutter
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