[R-sig-Debian] R 2.11.0 for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx on CRAN

Mauricio Zambrano hzambran.newsgroups at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 11:31:33 CEST 2010

Dear Michael,

First of all, thank you very much for your work.

Some weeks ago I upgraded the Ubuntu system of my laptop from 9.10
(Karmic) to 10.4 (Lucid), in which I had R 2.11.0, and everything went
ok with R 2.11.0.

Yesterday, I did the same with the PC of my office, but when I tried
to update the packages with:

> update.packages(checkBuilt=T)

I got the following error (I apologize because the messages are in Spanish):

> update.packages(checkBuilt=T)
--- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
Loading Tcl/Tk interface ... done
Aviso: unable to access index for repository
Mensajes de aviso perdidos
In open.connection(con, "r") :
  no fue posible conectarse a 'cran.r-project.org' en el puerto 80.

what is really strange for me, because when I try 'apt-get update'
from the system console everything works fine (I didn't changed the
proxy set up after the upgrade).

I would like to know if this problem is due to the fact of the
uploading process of the new release 2.11.1 or if the problem is on my

By the way, this morning I upgraded to the new release 2.11.1 and I
still have the same error message (I have tried with several mirrors).

Thanks in advance,


some details of my R version:

> R.Version()
[1] "i486-pc-linux-gnu"

[1] "i486"

[1] "linux-gnu"

[1] "i486, linux-gnu"

[1] ""

[1] "2"

[1] "11.1"

$`svn rev`
[1] "52157"

[1] "R"

[1] "R version 2.11.1 (2010-05-31)"

Dept. of Civil and Env. Engineering
University of Trento, Italy

2010/5/4 Michael Rutter <mar36 at psu.edu>:
> Dear Ubunutu R users,
> Vincent Goulet and myself would like to announce the availability of R
> 2.11.0 for Ubuntu's latest release, Lucid Lynx.  The packages should be on
> or arriving soon to your favorite mirror.  R 2.11.0 packages also exist on
> CRAN for all Ubuntu releases going back to hardy.
> As Johannes Ranke pointed out for the Debian release, R packages installed
> under R < 2.10.0 may have to be updated or rebuilt because of changes in the
> R help system.
> If you have any problems, please let us know.
> Michael
> --
> Dr. Michael A. Rutter
> School of Science
> Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
> Station Road
> Erie, PA 16563
> http://math.bd.psu.edu/faculty/rutter
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