[R-sig-Debian] Broken R

Ed Siefker ebs15242 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 29 19:36:07 CET 2012

Also, I have the following R packages installed:

ebs15242 at biox:~$ dpkg --get-selections | grep ^r-
r-base						install
r-base-core					install
r-base-dev					install
r-cran-boot					install
r-cran-class					install
r-cran-cluster					install
r-cran-codetools				install
r-cran-foreign					install
r-cran-kernsmooth				install
r-cran-lattice					install
r-cran-mass					install
r-cran-matrix					install
r-cran-mgcv					install
r-cran-nlme					install
r-cran-nnet					install
r-cran-rpart					install
r-cran-spatial					install
r-cran-survival					install
r-doc-html					install
r-doc-info					install
r-doc-pdf					install
r-recommended					install

On 2/29/12, Ed Siefker <ebs15242 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, I am running Debian Sid. I am having
> trouble with the R packages.
> Executing 'help()' or 'demo()' launches 'most' with no text.
> 'help.start()' works properly.
> When I try to install a package, I get the following problem:
> *********************************************************************
>> install.packages("ctv")
> Installing package(s) into ‘/usr/local/lib/R/site-library’
> (as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
> --- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
> Loading Tcl/Tk interface ... done
> Warning: unable to access index for repository
> http://cran.cnr.Berkeley.edu/src/contrib
> Warning message:
> In getDependencies(pkgs, dependencies, available, lib) :
>   package ‘ctv’ is not available (for R version 2.14.2)
> *********************************************************************
> The system in question has a direct connection to the internet.
> I can browse to the repository and find the ctv package.
> The user has read and write permissions on '/usr/local/lib/R/site-library'
> I don't know what to do here.  Can someone advise?

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