Re: [R] Installing R on ubuntu dapper

From: Emmanuel Charpentier <charpent_at_bacbuc.dyndns.org>
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2008 01:25:37 +0100

hadley wickham a écrit :
> I followed the instructions at
> http://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/ubuntu/README.html, but I'm
> getting the following error:
>
> ~: sudo apt-get install r-base
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree... 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.
>
> Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
> the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
> that package should be filed.
> The following information may help to resolve the situation:
>
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
> r-base: Depends: r-base-core (>= 2.6.1-1dapper0) but it is not installable
> Depends: r-recommended (= 2.6.1-1dapper0) but it is not
> going to be installed
> E: Broken packages

 Huh ?

Ubuntu i386 packages install with no problem. However, x86_64 is more problematic : these packages are not built in the CRAN repositories. IIRC, r-base is an "all architectures" packages (mostly a meta-package), while r-base-core and r-recommended are binaries. Therefore, r-base is indeed available, while r-base-core and r-recommended are not. Hence the jam...

I have been able to rebuild x86-64 packages on Ubuntu Gutsy starting from the Debian sources ; a cursory check lets me think that these builds are correct. Let me know if you want them (no guarantees : caveat emptor).

I plan to check them extensively and propose them to the SIG-Debian mailing list, but this will have to wait...

HTH,                                         Emmanuel Charpentier



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