[R] R: install - Perl dependency problem in Debian/Damn Small Linux

From: Stuart Leask <stuart.leask_at_nottingham.ac.uk>
Date: Mon 14 Mar 2005 - 23:46:36 EST

(I vaguely recall a suggestion there be a r-debian list, which this would be appropriate for, but I can't find such a list if it exists. Apologies)

OS: Damn Small Linux 1.0rc1 - a tiny (50MB) debian/knoppix-based distro

I can't apt-get R.

root@ttyp0[dsl]# apt-get install -testing r-base r-base-core r-recommended 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.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:   r-base-core: Depends: perl but it is not going to be installed E: Broken packages

PROBLEM 1: Perl is certainly installed. However, it may have various bits removed to save space.

However, if I try to correct this with:

apt-get install perl

I get:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:   perl: depends perl-base (=5.6.1-8.7) but 5.8.0-18 is to be installed E: broken packages

I've tried different feeds eg. -testing, but get the same problem.

Has anyone come across this, or have any ideas?


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