[R-sig-Debian] Cannot Install R to Trusty 14.04

Luís de Sousa luis.a.de.sousa at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 08:23:35 CEST 2015

Hi Timothy,

First you could try to an auto-fix with:

sudo apt-get install -f

If it does not solve it can you please post the output of:

sudo apt-get --simulate install r-base-core



On 16 April 2015 at 05:53, Timothy Harding <hardingt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I've followed the instructions at several different how to sites:
> http://cran.r-project.org/
> http://r-interface.blogspot.com/2012/04/install-r-jgr-and-deducer-in-ubuntu.html
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/28273441/receiving-unmet-dependency-while-installing-r-base-on-ubuntu-14-10
> I've installed R to various Ubuntu's before, including trusty, but recently
> it has stopped working:
> dhis at tmctpsql:~$ sudo apt-get install r-base-dev
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
> requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
> distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
> or been moved out of Incoming.
> The following information may help to resolve the situation:
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>  r-base-dev : Depends: r-base-core (>= but it is
> not going to be installed
> E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
> Any ways around this? Does anyone else have issues with installing to a
> brand new trusty install?
> Timothy Harding
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> Skype: hardingt at gmail.com
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