Seb R | 5 Nov 09:48 2014

Latest version of R from CRAN for utopic (14.10)

I am not in a hurry, but I would like to upgrade my ubuntu to utopic.
However, for now, the latest version of R that can be installed from CRAN
mirrors is not available for utopic.
Indeed, I am not sure I understand this sentence :

> R packages for Ubuntu on i386 and amd64 are available for all stable
> Desktop releases of Ubuntu until their official end of life date. However,
> only the latest Long Term Support (LTS) release is fully supported. As of
> October 17, 2013, the supported releases are Trusty Tahr (14.04), Precise
> Pangolin (12.04; LTS), and Lucid Lynx (10.04; LTS).
Does this mean that from now only LTS version will get the latest version
of R, or the non-LTS will be partially supported ?
If, as I think I understand, non-LTS can also get latest R, is there any
schedule for utopic ?
I don't have any idea of how long and complicated it is for you developpers
to make it available after, I suppose, a stability testing period...
Thank you

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David Ibarra Gómez | 22 Oct 10:22 2014

Problems to compile examples of RInside


                I have some problems to migrate to R  >3.0 my devel machine (R.2.15.2). So I decided to start from scratch with
a brand new virtual machine.

Downloaded latest network install of debian testing, not stable (jessie/sid, SMP Debian 3.16.3-2
(2014-09-20) x86_64 GNU/Linux) installed only with ssh-server and basic utilities (no X).

Then I installed R by:

apt-get install r-base-dev

Then from R, I installed the needed (for me) packages by:

install.packages(c("Rcpp","RInside","forecast", "quadprog", "tseries", "fracdiff", "zoo", "RcppArmadillo","randomForest","RInside","lubridate","quantmod","nnet","caret"),type="source")

Session info extract (Rcpp and RInside libraries loaded):

R version 3.1.1 (2014-07-10)
Platform: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit)

[3] LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8        LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8
[7] LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8       LC_NAME=C
[9] LC_ADDRESS=C               LC_TELEPHONE=C

attached base packages:
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Ali Youssef | 30 Sep 20:09 2014

Re: String Kernel for R 3.1.1

Dear all , 

May you inform me how  to use the function of gapweightkernel() from stringkernel Library . where the
library is not for R 3.1.1 . I am using R 3.1.1 .

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Miguel Angel Barros | 30 Sep 14:24 2014

error in Ubuntu

I've got this error while I'm try to install R on Ubuntu 12.04. The cran
that I used was from Argentina.
"E:Type '' is not known on line
60 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list  "

So, please, Could everyone help me with this error.

Thank you so much

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Matthieu | 27 Sep 21:08 2014

r-cran-rgdal: dependency on libgdal1 unsatisfied in ubuntu 12.04?


I am trying to install the rgdal package through r-cran-rgdal (I had 
added the ppa), and run into an error in Ubuntu 12.04:
r-cran-rgdal : Dépend: libgdal1 (>= 1.9.0) mais il n'est pas installable

in English, libgdal1 1.9 does not seem available in Ubuntu 12.04 (I 
think version 1.7) comes.

And indeed, a:
$sudo apt-get install  libgdal1

Gives also an error message, saying libgdal1 not available, but 
suggesting libgdal1h, although installing the latter does not solve 

I looked into several forums, tried to install from several  ppas, but 
was not able to get it working. Would someone have an idea how to 
install this unsatisfied dependency?



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Matt Dowle | 26 Sep 19:00 2014

configure: error: linking to Fortran libraries from C fails

Hi all,

Nice one for a Friday afternoon ...

I'm trying to follow this section of the manual :

to build R-devel (as of a few hours ago: rev 66684) with 

My OS is Linux Mint Debian Edition.  To get gcc-4.9 I added Debian 
testing to my apt sources and ran :

    sudo apt-get install gcc-4.9, g++-4.9 gfortran-4.9

in the root of a clean Rtrunk.  I then started simple with just ASAN 
first of all :

./configure CC="gcc-4.9 -std=gnu99 -fsanitize=address" 
CFLAGS="-fno-omit-frame-pointer -O0 -g -Wall -pedantic -mtune=native" 
--without-recommended-packages --enable-strict-barrier 

This runs for a while and then returns the following error :

checking for dummy main to link with Fortran 77 libraries... unknown
configure: error: in `/home/mdowle/R/Rtrunk':
configure: error: linking to Fortran libraries from C fails
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Pratibha Rana | 18 Sep 17:03 2014

difference between install from source and install from repositories


What is the difference between the R installation from source and the R
installation from ubuntu repositories. Specifically when I install
R-3.1.1 on ubuntu 14.04 from sources ldflags and CXXFLAGS are different
that those from the installation from a repo.

Installation from sources:

R CMD config --ldflags

-Wl,--export-dynamic -fopenmp  -L/home/prana/prana_R/third-party/install/lib/R/lib -lR -lrt -ldl -lm


Installation from repo:

 R CMD config --ldflags

-Wl,--export-dynamic -fopenmp  -L/usr/lib/R/lib -lR -lpcre -llzma -lbz2 -lz -lrt -ldl -lm


-g -O2 -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -Wformat -Werror=format-security

These are the steps that I followed to install from sources

./configure  --enable-R-shlib --with-x=no --with-readline=no
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Matt Dowle | 13 Sep 17:22 2014

Picking 'rgl' as source package instead of 'r-cran-rgl'


$ more /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list
deb wheezy-cran3/
deb-src wheezy-cran3/

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install r-cran-rgl      # works great

$ sudo apt-get build-dep r-cran-rgl
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Picking 'rgl' as source package instead of 'r-cran-rgl'
E: Unable to find a source package for rgl

What have I done wrong?!

Thanks, Matt
Sebastian P. Luque | 14 Aug 23:05 2014

littler autoloader issue


I'm not sure when this started occurring, but now I get:

---<--------------------cut here---------------start------------------->---
$ r -e 'quantile(rnorm(1e5))'
Error in (function (name, package, ...)  : 
  autoloader did not find 'quantile.default' in 'stats'
---<--------------------cut here---------------end--------------------->---

I'm using the latest Debian sid R and littler packages.  Any ideas?



Luís de Sousa | 11 Aug 17:37 2014

Is the R package for Ubuntu compiled as a shared library?

Dear all,

I have R 3.1.1 installed on Ubuntu 14.04 from the CRAN repo. Days ago
I decided to give a try to the Eclipse extension for R (StatET). This
extension requires the R packages "rj" and "", but these fail to
install no matter what. There is a long thread going on at the StatET
mail-list, the latest details in this message:

Yesterday a user sent a message saying he encountered the same error
after compiling R without the shared library flag (--enable-R-shlib):

So the question comes down to: is the R version packaged for Ubuntu
14.04 compiled with this option or not?

Any other hints that may help solving this problem are also welcome.

Thank you,


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Keith S Weintraub | 7 Aug 17:55 2014

Cran instructions for adding mirrors

I used the cran instructions for installing R on Linux Mint Maya (here:

Things went well but I got the following error messages:

> W:Failed to fetch  404  Not Found
> , W:Failed to fetch  404 
Not Found
> , W:Failed to fetch  404  Not Found
> , E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Is there a problem with the "hoobly" mirror (PA), the instructions, Linux Mint Maya update manager or with me?

Here is my sources.list file:

> deb maya main upstream import
> deb precise main restricted universe multiverse
> deb precise-updates main restricted universe multiverse
> deb precise-security main restricted universe multiverse
> deb precise partner
> # deb precise free non-free
> # deb precise-getdeb apps
> # deb precise-getdeb games
> # Added by KW
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