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

Vincent Goulet vincent.goulet at act.ulaval.ca
Thu Jun 19 20:35:43 CEST 2008

Le jeu. 19 juin à 10:55, tkobayas at indiana.edu a écrit :

> 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

On which architecture is this? I suspect amd64 because the version of  
cluster on i386 is still 1.11.10, which depends on R >= 2.6.2. The  
maintainer of the amd64 packages (Michael Rutter, CCd) might have  
built the recently released 1.11.11 version with the "beta" R  
2.7.1~20080614, but failed to provide the corresponding r-base*  

We'll fix that. Sorry for the inconvenience.

> 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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   Vincent Goulet, Associate Professor
   École d'actuariat
   Université Laval, Québec
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