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

From: M. Jankowski <mjankowski_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 22:01:07 -0500

This fixed my problem: Thanks!

Did you run 'sudo apt-get update' as well so that it actually reads the listing at CRAN / FHCRC ?

What does 'apt-cache policy r-base' show? [ It should display the different vertsions it knows about; if you only see 2.4.1 then you have a problem which may just be the missing 'apt-get update' ]

Hth, Dirk

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:


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
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,

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