Re: [R] Installing R on ubuntu dapper

From: hadley wickham <h.wickham_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 18:30:41 -0600

On 1/7/08, Emmanuel Charpentier <charpent_at_bacbuc.dyndns.org> wrote:
> 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...

Oh, yes, I keep forgetting that box is 64 bit.

> 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).

That would be great please.

Hadley

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