[R-sig-Debian] Broken R

Jim Robison-Cox jimrc at math.montana.edu
Wed Feb 29 19:45:22 CET 2012

Hi Ed,

   R 2.14.2 just came out, So I'm guessing that most packages are not 
yet rebuilt for it.

You should still be able to load them as in (from terminal prompt)

wget http://cran.fhcrc.org/src/contrib/ctv_0.7-4.tar.gz
R CMD INSTALL ctv_0.7-4.tar.gz

Jim Robison-Cox

On 02/29/2012 11:33 AM, Ed Siefker 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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Jim Robison-Cox
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