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

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Fri May 17 21:31:54 CEST 2013

Hi Chris,

On 17 May 2013 at 15:10, Chris Sims wrote:
| 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:
|   ess
| 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.

My apologies -- there was a slight mishap with someone in ESS Core committed
'post-release' too soon, which Martin Maechler caught and reverted before
alerting me to the new release.  Problem was, one file was left over which
promptly broke the installation.

I stole a few minutes from the R/Finance conference this morning and just
fixed that, so a package 13.05-2 is now in Debian.  I'll email you a copy 
of the platform-neutral .deb file off-list as the file is pretty small.

Sorry for the breakage. We usually do better, and will try do better next

Cheers, Dirk

| Chris Sims
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