[R-sig-Debian] Help for sources.list

(Ted Harding) Ted.Harding at manchester.ac.uk
Sat Jun 5 23:33:03 CEST 2010

Well, I seem to have zapped everything!
Having achieved the breakthrough to R-cran, I then decided to
do a full upgrade from R-2.7 to R-2.11, so I first removed all
the old stuff. Then I marked r-base 2-11-1 for installation.

The immediate reaction was that it would not be installed, because
it depends on r-base-core "which is not going to be installed".
Tne, marking r-base-core, I get:

 Depends: tcl8.5 (>=8.5.0) but it is not installable
 Depends: tk8.5 (>=8.5.0) but it is not installable
 Recommends: r-recommended but it is not going to be installed
 Recommends: r-base-dev but it is not going to be installed

And then, searching for "tcl", I find that the latest available
version on Debian Lenny is tcl8.4, so tcl8.5 cannot be installed!

Well, I could always try installing R-2.10, which I could be
happy with. But there is no link whatever to earlier versions
of R (pre-2.11) that I can find in the Debian section of CRAN.

So, what next? Compile from source from
And what about supplementary packages? How to check for compatibility
with R-2.10?

With thanks,

E-Mail: (Ted Harding) <Ted.Harding at manchester.ac.uk>
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Date: 05-Jun-10                                       Time: 22:33:00
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