[R-sig-Debian] trouble installing ess 13.04 ubuntu package on 64 bit system

Chris Sims sims at princeton.edu
Fri May 17 21:10:18 CEST 2013

I'm finding installation of the ess raring0 package fails, on two 
different 64-bit kubuntu systems.  Installing from the command line 
using apt-get produces, after apparently going through most of the 
installation without problems:

ERROR: install script from ess package failed
dpkg: error processing ess (--configure):
  subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

If I install from within Synaptic, there is an additional error 
message:  E: Internal Error, No file name for ess:amd64

After the installation process ends with this error, ess is not 
available within emacs.

Chris Sims

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