Re: [R] How to install R 2.2.0 Debian 'unstable' package in otherwise 'sarge' system

From: Thomas Schönhoff <>
Date: Thu 13 Oct 2005 - 08:06:12 EST


2005/10/12, Christian T. Steigies <>:
> On Wed, Oct 12, 2005 at 04:04:50PM -0500, Dan Davison wrote:
> > I would like to install the latest version of R (the statistical computing
> > software). This is package r-base version 2.2.0 and is in the debian
> > 'unstable' repository. Otherwise my system has 'sarge' packages, including
> > r-base 2.1.0. What is the best way to do this? If I don't want to upgrade
> > to unstable, must I compile R myself, or is there some way to install this
> > as a debian package?


I used the line proposed in this linked document (cut and paste) and got an error of missformed line by apt get. Anything wrong with this?
> I haven't build 2.2.0 yet, but I will probably do it next weekend. R 2.1.1
> is available and you should be able to install it without too many problems
> (you might have to remove a lot of r-cran packages which I all put into the
> r-recommended package for the backport, I'll try to fix that for the next
> version).

Thomas mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Thu Oct 13 08:16:21 2005

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