[R-sig-Debian] Installation woes for rattle (and other packages)

Christopher David Desjardins cddesjardins at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 20:09:32 CET 2010

It would work if Ubuntu and Debian were binary-compatible. Unfortunately 
they are not (blame Ubuntu). So they may or may not work.

Also those instruction should work on Debian testing as that's the only 
supported distro with cran2deb not Debian stable or Ubuntu.


Prof. John C Nash wrote:
> Thanks to both Dirk and Paul for suggestions. Afraid I forgot to 
> mention that my source of "inspiration" was the rattle page 
> http://datamining.togaware.com/survivor/Install_GNU_Linux.html
> where the implication (am I reading incorrectly?) is that Ubuntu and 
> Debian would both "work". Truthfully, it does not surprise me at all 
> that they don't. I was playing devil's advocate and taking things at 
> face value.
> Also note that my errors were generated in debian stable. I thought of 
> using testing, but figure the people I advise (in government) will not 
> use a rapidly changing version. It's a stretch to get them off that 
> other OS. I'll try Karmic, which has been stated to "work".
> JN
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