Re: [R] R on kubuntu

From: Hans Gardfjell <hans.gardfjell_at_emg.umu.se>
Date: Tue 12 Jul 2005 - 07:57:18 EST


Dear R users,

It's possible to install newer versions of R from the Ubuntu depositories, but the new version of R can only be found in 'breezy', the 'unstable' version of Ubuntu. You can however create a mixed system with most of your packages from the old 'hoary' and only some (like R) from the unstable 'breezy' by using the pinning mechanism in apt-get. Check out the instructions on pinning in the Ubuntu wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PinningHowto?highlight=%28apt-get+-t%29

In short it works like this:

  1. Put in links to other depositories in /etc/apt/sources.list
  2. Set the pinning priorities in /etc/apt/preferences
  3. Install newer R-base with "apt-get -t breezy install r-base"

Cheers,

Hans Gardfjell
Dept. of Ecology and Environmental Science Umeå University, Sweden

>Hello all,
>
>I am planning to redeploy my workstation under KUBUNTU.
>
>Does any body has any r experience installing/using r on this platform?
>
>Best regards.
>
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