Re: [R] Ubuntu and R

From: Andrej Kastrin <andrej.kastrin_at_siol.net>
Date: Fri 17 Feb 2006 - 04:39:56 EST

Clint Harshaw wrote:

>I've recently installed Ubuntu 5.10 on a desktop and need R installed,
>however, even after uncommenting the repos associated with universe,
>backports and multiverse, the packages available for Ubuntu are somewhat
>out of date:
>
>clint@simba:~$ apt-cache policy r-base r-base-core
>r-base:
> Installed: (none)
> Candidate: 2.1.1-1
> Version table:
> 2.1.1-1 0
> 500 http://archive.ubuntu.com breezy/universe Packages
>r-base-core:
> Installed: (none)
> Candidate: 2.1.1-1
> Version table:
> 2.1.1-1 0
> 500 http://archive.ubuntu.com breezy/universe Packages
>
>How should I edit my /etc/apt/sources.list so that I can proplery
>maintain a current version of R, and not break my system? I've searched
>the forums at Ubuntu, and there are several similar requests there, but
>no definitive answer that I found.
>
>What are other Ubuntu users here doing to keep their version of R fresh?
>
>Thanks,
>Clint
>
>
Hi,

there is no up-to-date R package for Breezy. I have no problem with source installation; just follow the instructions and that's all. If you prefer package installation, try with checkinstall.

Cheers, Andrej



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