[R] unable to install for r-base dependency?

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Jun 19 17:03:25 CEST 2008

On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 10:55:01AM -0400, tkobayas at indiana.edu wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been trying to install R for Ubuntu linux. Strangely, I got the 
> dependency error message below.
> 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-cran-cluster: Depends: r-base-core (>= 2.7.1~20080614) but 
> 2.7.0-1gutsy0 is to be installed
> E: Broken packages

You are evidently mixing Debian and Ubuntu repositories. Uninstall
r-cran-cluster which you must have gotten from Debian, and proceed,
possibly with local help.


> This is my first time I see dependency issues in installing R on Linux. 
> Does anyone help me to solve this? It seems version numbers do not 
> match (r-base 2.7.0 and r-base-core 2.7.1)......
> I used 'sudo apt-get install r-base....' in a terminal and used 
> 'synaptic manager' as well.
> Thank you very much.
> Taka
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