[R] Unable to install gtkDevice ...

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Jan 25 18:15:41 CET 2007

On Thu, Jan 25, 2007 at 03:37:09PM +0100, Gabor Csardi wrote:
> Another possibility is to install the r-cran-gtkdevice Ubuntu package,
> if 6.06 has it.

No, gtkDevice is deprecated as is the old R GUI for Gtk v1. That's why
I asked for it to be removed from Debian. 

You are much better off with the newer, better, fancier, ... RGtk2 and
its cousin cairoDevice. I maintain both as a Debian package, and
Ubuntu appears to have versions 2.8.5 + 1.0.0 (a little behind Debian)
in the universe repo too. So apt-get install away, or rebuild from
CRAN sources.


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                                                  -- Thomas A. Edison

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