[R-sig-Debian] proplems installing R 2.5 on Ubuntu 14.04

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Tue Nov 8 15:28:35 CET 2016

On 8 November 2016 at 14:39, Lentes, Bernd wrote:
| i'd like to install R 2.5 on an Ubuntu 14.04.
| I have a special software requiring this old version.
| While ./configure, i get the following error:
| checking for mbstate_t... yes
| checking for X... no
| configure: error: --with-x=yes (default) and X11 headers/libs are not available
| The problem is that i don't know which headers or libraries are missing, and when i search with aptitude in the Ubuntu repositories i find a ton of them and don't know which one to install.
| Can anyone help me ?

Builds are fully automated; the file debian/control lists in Build-Depends:
exactly which packages are needed.  Now, we are usually concerned with
getting _current_ versions right.  For R 3.3.2 we currently have

    Build-Depends: gcc (>= 4:4.1.0), g++ (>= 4:4.1.0), gfortran (>= 4:4.1.0),
    libblas-dev, liblapack-dev (>= 3.1.1), tcl8.6-dev, tk8.6-dev, bison,
    groff-base, libncurses5-dev, libreadline-dev, debhelper (>= 7.2.3),
    texinfo (>= 4.1-2), libbz2-dev, liblzma-dev, libpcre3-dev,
    libcurl4-openssl-dev | libcurl4-dev, xdg-utils, zlib1g-dev, libpng-dev,
    libjpeg-dev, libx11-dev, libxt-dev, x11proto-core-dev, libpango1.0-dev,
    libcairo2-dev, libtiff5-dev, xvfb, xauth, xfonts-base, texlive-base,
    texlive-latex-base, texlive-generic-recommended,
    texlive-fonts-recommended, texlive-fonts-extra, texlive-extra-utils,
    texlive-latex-recommended, texlive-latex-extra, default-jdk [!arm !hppa
    !kfreebsd-i386 !kfreebsd-amd64 !hurd-i386], mpack, bash-completion

but some of these things are moving targets as packages are renamed or
reorganised.  Start from there.

| Or this there a repository for that old version for Ubuntu ?



This is 2.14.1 for Ubuntu 12.04.


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