[R-sig-Debian] Updating R for Linux

Michael Rutter mar36 at psu.edu
Wed Sep 23 17:28:17 CEST 2009


Detailed instructions for adding the Ubuntu repositories can be found here:


I think you need to make this change:

dev http://cran.cnr.berkeley.edu/bin/linux/ubuntu jaunty/

You will also should install secure apt key as described in the 


Dennis Fisher wrote:
> Colleagues,
> Please forgive my ignorance of this topic.  I am experienced with the 
> installation/use of R in OSX and Windows, much less so with Linux.
> I just created a virtual machine of Ubuntu 9.0.4.  Using the Synaptic 
> Package Manager, I installed R 2.8.1.  I would like to obtain 2.9.x and 
> I am having trouble doing so using the tools available within Ubuntu.
> I tried
>     apt-get install r-base
> The system replied that the newest version was already installed and no 
> changes were made.
> I also added
>     dev http://cran.cnr.berkeley.edu/bin/linux/debian etch-cran
> to
>     /etc/apt/sources.list
> Running apt-get install r-base again yielded no response.
> Can anyone advise on the simplest means to update to 2.9.x.  I need only 
> the basic packages, nothing special.  Thanks in advance.
> Dennis
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