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

Michael Rutter mar36 at psu.edu
Thu Apr 16 15:55:01 CEST 2015


The link from stackoverflow gave some bad advice, IMO.  You should be 
using the RRutter PPA, not RDev.  RDev is the where I build 
not-ready-for-prime-time versions of R, and sometimes they break other 
things.   RRutter is what is used to seed CRAN.  Here is the link:


I would remove the RDev PPA and install RRutter.  The newest version of 
R (3.2.0) should be appearing the next 24 hours or so on the PPA.


On 04/16/2015 02:23 AM, Luís de Sousa wrote:
> 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
> Cheers,
> Luís
> 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
>> RPCV Vanuatu
>> Skype: hardingt at gmail.com
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Dr. Michael A. Rutter
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