[R-sig-Debian] r-cran-rgdal: dependency on libgdal1 unsatisfied in ubuntu 12.04?

Matthieu Stigler matthieu.stigler at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 07:58:11 CEST 2014


Thanks a lot to everyone who contributed to this post, and helped! I agree
Ubuntu 12.04 is old and I should update, and fully understand that
r-cran-rgdal is difficult to maintain for that version indeed!

So the solution I took finally was to compile gdal from source, and, after
running sudo ldconfig, was able to compile rgdal (from sources as well).

Thanks again for all the contributions!


2014-09-28 0:31 GMT-07:00 Prof J C Nash (U30A) <nashjc at uottawa.ca>:

> I upgrade too, but with some trepidation. I was an unfortunate victim of a
> bad disk space estimator script in the upgrade software (now some years ago
> on an early Ubuntu). The Ubuntu folk were apologetic, but ...
> An upgrade that hits the filesystem limit gives one a very unsatisfactory
> system.
> John Nash
> -- who seems to be the finder of such bugs.
> On 14-09-27 04:31 PM, Matt Dowle wrote:
>> On 27/09/14 21:14, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
>>> On 27 September 2014 at 21:04, Matt Dowle wrote:
>>> | On 27/09/14 20:30, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
>>> | The fear may be that a fresh install will be needed (a pain) as
>>> But Matt, I never said or implied "fresh install". My exact words,
>>> from two
>>> emails ago:
>>>     "I would upgrade, which I do every six months."
>>> Upgrade, not "reinstall".
>>> | might not work.  That's why I switched to a rolling release (LMDE) so
>>> Rolling releases rock. Debian pretty much invented this with "testing"
>>> which
>>> is a rolling release receiving packages from the top (aka "unstable") if
>>> (approximatly) no new upload was made, no critical bugs appeared and
>>> it is
>>> not blocking another packages dependency graph.  So in essence "always
>>> ten
>>> days fresh" (as eg for my R builds).  That rocks, and it is getting more
>>> recognition now.
>>> | I'll never need to upgrade and reinstall and setup all the software I
>>> | need and config again.  So they tell me.   I'll tell you if it's
>>> true in
>>> | a few years!   My /home is mounted on its own partition, so that's
>>> not a
>>> | pain (but is for users who don't know how to use gparted to do that),
>>> | but even then I fear problems if I point a new release to my single
>>> | /home and then need to roll back (the new release may have changed
>>> files
>>> | in ~).
>>> | Do you do a fresh install every 6 months or do you upgrade your
>>> existing?
>>> For one reason or another the majority of my machines (at home and
>>> work) are
>>> actually running Ubuntu.
>>> And I __always__ updated __all of them__ every six months __whenever a
>>> new
>>> release comes out__.  Some of these may now have had over ten
>>> upgrades. No
>>> issues.  I tend to do the auxiliary machines at home first, then my main
>>> laptop, then the server and then the machines at work.
>>> It. just. works.
>>> And is the least amount of work as far as I can tell.
>>> Dirk
>>>  Very interesting. Ok, yep, Matthieu really has no excuse for not
>> upgrading then.
>> Matt
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