I have been unsuccessfully trying to install the latest version (2.15.2) of r-base. Apparently, R package
Rcpp would not install for R version 2.14.1 – the version that installs for me.
I am not sure what/how/where to change my installation attempts which appear below. Please note that I am using ubuntu-12.04.1-server-i386.
The current installed version is R version 2.14.1 (2011-12-22):
$ sudo apt-get install r-base Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done r-base is already the newest version.
Including version information doesn't help:
$ sudo apt-get install r-base=2.15.1-5ubuntu1 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Version '2.15.1-5ubuntu1' for 'r-base' was not found
Changes based on CRAN Ubuntu instructions from http://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/ubuntu/README:
deb http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/R/CRAN/bin/linux/ubuntu quantal/
Update and install
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install r-base 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-base : Depends: r-base-core (>= 2.15.2-1quantal2) but it is not going to be installed Depends: r-recommended (= 2.15.2-1quantal2) but it is not going to be installed Recommends: r-base-html but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.