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

Michael Rutter mar36 at psu.edu
Thu Jun 19 21:35:18 CEST 2008


My appogizes.  I didn't realize that cluster depends on the latest
beta version of R.  I have uploaded the latest version of R-base to
the sevrers, but it will take a few hours for things to sync to all
CRAN servers.

In the meantime, you can download a version of r-cran-cluster here:


It is a couple of versions old, but it should meet you needs.  To
install, change to the directory where the file is located and type

sudo dpkg -i r-cran-cluster_1.11.7-1_amd64.deb

If you have any questions, please do not be hesitant to ask.

Michael Rutter

On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 2:35 PM, Vincent Goulet
<vincent.goulet at act.ulaval.ca> wrote:
> 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* packages.
> 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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