Re: [R] Help: Upgrading to R2.5 on Ubuntu (Feisty)

From: Paulo Tanimoto <tanimoto_at_u.arizona.edu>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 23:41:54 +0000

Dear Matt,

Did you issue:
$ sudo apt-get update

before running:
$ sudo apt-get install r-base

Now, let me tell you one thing about Linux and particularly Debian/Ubuntu. We are spoiled to the point that we love the official repositories. Because the official packages go through some testing, we tend to sacrifice a little bit of cutting edge for stability/reliability. If you don't think you need anything specific from version 2.5.0, I would recommend you to stick with the current version, 2.4.1. You'll also have several packages already compiled for you if you do that.

I hope it helps.

Paulo

On 6/18/07, M. Jankowski <mjankowski_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you in advance for reading this help request. I am pretty new to
> R. I am experiencing some issues getting 2.5 installed on my Ubuntu
> Fiesty system and
> seek your advice.
>
> To the best of my ability I followed the instructions here:
>
> http://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/ubuntu/README
>
> Setting this as the last line in my sources.list:
> deb http://cran.fhcrc.org/bin/linux/ubuntu feisty/
>
> When I typed in:
>
> mdj_at_lapmdj:/usr/local/lib/R/site-library$ sudo apt-get install r-base
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> r-base is already the newest version.
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> mdj_at_lapmdj:/usr/local/lib/R/site-library$
>
> But when I go to R and check my version:
>
> > version
> _
> platform i486-pc-linux-gnu
> arch i486
> os linux-gnu
> system i486, linux-gnu
> status
> major 2
> minor 4.1
> year 2006
> month 12
> day 18
> svn rev 40228
> language R
> version.string R version 2.4.1 (2006-12-18)
> >
>
> My version is still 2.4.1. I must be missing something. What do I need
> to do to get R version 2.5 installed on my ubuntu feisty (7.04)
> system? Let me know if there is any additional information I need to
> give to be helped out with this.
>
> Thank you for taking a look at this,
> Sincerely,
> Matt
>
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