Re: [R] unable to install for r-base dependency?

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd_at_debian.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 15:03:25 +0000

On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 10:55:01AM -0400, tkobayas_at_indiana.edu wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have been trying to install R for Ubuntu linux. Strangely, I got the
> dependency error message below.
>
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... 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.
> The following information may help to resolve the situation:
>
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
> r-cran-cluster: Depends: r-base-core (>= 2.7.1~20080614) but
> 2.7.0-1gutsy0 is to be installed
> E: Broken packages

You are evidently mixing Debian and Ubuntu repositories. Uninstall r-cran-cluster which you must have gotten from Debian, and proceed, possibly with local help.

Dirk

> This is my first time I see dependency issues in installing R on Linux.
> Does anyone help me to solve this? It seems version numbers do not
> match (r-base 2.7.0 and r-base-core 2.7.1)......
>
> I used 'sudo apt-get install r-base....' in a terminal and used
> 'synaptic manager' as well.
>
> Thank you very much.
>
> Taka
>
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