[R-sig-Debian] Installing R on Ubuntu8.04; episode 3184
kapatp at gmail.com
Sat May 16 22:51:38 CEST 2009
On 5/16/09, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:
> On 16 May 2009 at 15:57, Judson wrote:
> | Thanks to everyone who has responded (esp. Michael, I greatly
> | appreciate but also recognize that getting R on my machine is not your
> | career). Your last response was (basically) uninstall, reboot, retry
> | Synaptic, if no good try:
> | judson at judson:~$ sudo wget
> | I GOT
> | --15:03:02--
> | => `r-base-core_2.9.0-2hardy0_i386.deb.1'
> | Resolving cran.r-project.org... 126.96.36.199
> | Connecting to cran.r-project.org|188.8.131.52|:80... connected.
> | HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
> | Length: 10,742,580 (10M) [application/x-debian-package]
> | 100%[====================================>] 10,742,580 237.44K/s ETA
> | 15:04:12 (149.96 KB/s) - `r-base-core_2.9.0-2hardy0_i386.deb.1' saved
> | [10742580/10742580]
> | I FOLLOWED
> | judson at judson:~$ sudo dpkg -i r-base-core_2.9.0-2hardy0_i386.deb
> | I GOT
> | dpkg: error processing r-base-core_2.9.0-2hardy0_i386.deb (--install):
> | package architecture (i386) does not match system (lpia)
> | How is this? I'm way underprepared here but it's a Dell Inspiron Mini
> | 9", Intel Atom ~1.7 ghz
> | This message is hiding something else. The Atom is in the i386
> | lineage as surely as Mine That Bird comes down from Seattle Slew, no?
> Ohhhhh I once knew that and promptly forgot. This is the same, apparently,
> for some of the Eee PC netbooks, and possibly other netbooks.
> Because your hardware has the magic powersaving functions, "they" decided to
> call it a different hardware platform even though it really is a i386
> (coupled with the cpu frequency scaling or whatever magic they do).
> What that means is that ... (wait for it) ... your apt et al (synaptic,
> aptitude, ...) now think you cannot use automatic upgrades.
> You did the right thing and you are almost there. You need one more switch
> argument to 'sudo dpkg -i r-base-core*deb' to override the apparent hardware
> mismatch between lpia and i386.
> I think, looking at 'dpkg --force-help', that you want
> sudo dpkg --force-architecture --install
> Try that, and google around the Debian / Ubuntu netbook help sites, wiki,
> forums, ... to see how you can override that for good so that the 'lpia vs
> i386' issue won't kill you.
Looking here: http://ports.ubuntu.com/pool/universe/r/r-base/ I see
that r-base-core 2.9.0 is available for the "lpia" arch. But I wonder
which ubuntu release it is for! Careful use of apt pinning might work.
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