Re: [Rd] Unmet dependency prevents r-gnome installation in Debian stable (PR#7151)

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>
Date: Wed 04 Aug 2004 - 00:08:07 EST

On Tue, Aug 03, 2004 at 04:01:18PM +0200, wrote:
> Full_Name: Kimmo Uusitalo
> Version: 1.8.0-1
> OS: Debian 3.0 "Woody"
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> r-gnome 1.8.0-1 requires gdk-imlib2 which is not available in Debian 3.0 stable.

That isn't really a bug in R.  

> I have the following in /etc/apt/sources.list :
> deb woody main
> Btw, it would be very nice to have the newest version of R even for Debian
> stable.

You are having a 'round peg in a square hole' problem. Either you take Debian stable literally, and keep it stable -- so you stick with the ancient version therein. Or you accept updates, and the easiest may be local recompilations.

What you found here is a missing Depends in a contributed package that a volunteer gave back to CRAN. I don't think it is realistic to expect that all possible system combinations are fulfilled on what is by now an old system. Debian stable has its uses (I still run it on my gateway), but if you care about a current R, I strongly suggest you rebuild R 1.9.1.


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