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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Raghav Jha | 2 Aug 12:38 2014

Getting problem while installing R on ubuntu 14.04LTS


When I was installing R on my system I got error message like this:

Err trusty/ r-base-core
  Connection failed
Err trusty/main automake all
  Connection failed [IP: 80]
E: Failed to fetch
Connection failed [IP: 80]

E: Failed to fetch
Connection failed

E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with

I am unable to find solution for this problem . Please help.

Thanks & Regards
Raghav Jha

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Keith S Weintraub | 1 Aug 04:28 2014

Update R on a new Linux Mint Maya 13 + rJava and XLConnect

I was able to get R installed using:
   apt-get install r-base-core

R version 2.14.1 (2011-12-22)
Copyright (C) 2011 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
ISBN 3-900051-07-0
Platform: i686-pc-linux-gnu (32-bit)

* What is the best way to upgrade to the latest version of R.
* What is the best way to install rJava and XLConnect.

Thanks for your time,

PS. I know some of you may have seen these questions before from me on r-help. I was told this forum might be a
better place to peddle my problems.

Kabirou Toukourou | 18 Jul 12:10 2014


i would to be member

Phone: (+229) 900 214 73

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Guillaume Bersac | 12 Jul 18:01 2014

Cannot install R language

Thanks a lot for your help Dirk.
That's while searching for a way to run your solution that I found one witch worked. I found a tutorial which
told me to execute the following command :
 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:marutter/rrutter
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install r-base r-base-dev
It worked ! Installing r studio after was no problem. 		 	   		   		 	   		  
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Guillaume Bersac | 12 Jul 12:07 2014

Cannot install R language

Hi everyone.
I tried the following command on ubuntu 14.04 :sudo apt-get install r-base-core
And I get :The following packages have unmet dependencies: r-base-core : Depends: libtiff4 but it is not
installable               Recommends: r-recommended but it is not going to be installed               Recommends: r-base-dev but it
is not going to be installed               Recommends: r-doc-html but it is not going to be installedE: Unable to correct
problems, you have held broken packages.
Tried it with aptitude :
The following packages have unmet dependencies: r-base-core : Depends: libtiff4 which is a virtual
package.The following actions will resolve these dependencies:
      Keep the following packages at their current version:1)      r-base-core [Not Installed]                        2)      r-base-dev [Not
Installed]                         3)      r-cran-boot [Not Installed]                        4)      r-cran-class [Not Installed]                       5)      r-cran-cluster [Not
Installed]                     6)      r-cran-codetools [Not Installed]                   7)      r-cran-foreign [Not Installed]                     8)     
r-cran-kernsmooth [Not Installed]                  9)      r-cran-lattice [Not Installed]                     10)     r-cran-mass [Not Installed]                       
11)     r-cran-matrix [Not Installed]                      12)     r-cran-mgcv [Not Installed]                        13)     r-cran-nlme [Not Installed]                        14)    
r-cran-nnet [Not Installed]                        15)     r-cran-rpart [Not Installed]                       16)     r-cran-spatial [Not Installed]                     17)    
r-cran-survival [Not Installed]                    18)     r-recommended [Not Installed]                      

Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?] yNo packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.0 packages
upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 0 B
will be used.
I then ran apt-get upgrade, update and other stuff described in this tutorial.Here is the result of the
command cat /etc/apt/sources.list :
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 12.10 _Quantal Quetzal_ - Release amd64 (20121017.5)]/ quantal main restricted
# See for how to upgrade to# newer versions of the
distribution.deb trusty main restricteddeb-src trusty main restricted
## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the## distribution.deb trusty-updates main restricteddeb-src trusty-updates main restricted
## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu## team. Also, please note that
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Samuel Bowerman | 9 Jun 23:12 2014

Compiling an older version of R (2.11.1) on Ubuntu 13.10

Hello all,

I am trying to compile (by "hand") an old version of R (2.11.1,
specifically). "Why?", you might ask. Well, I have a program I am trying to
run (that was not written by me, but I am hoping to use in my research) that
was written in "old" R, and the program writer has specifically mentioned
that R-2.11.1 or older must be used. I have run "./configure" with no
obvious errors (the entire output being far too long to post here, but I
have been warned that I cannot make PDF, DVI, or html versions of the help
pages, which I'm not too concerned about). Next, when I pass the "make"
command, I am met with the following error (after a long stream of
successful commands):

    Warning in solve.default(rgb):

    unable to load shared library

    /home/sbowerma/Programs/R-2.11.1/lib/ undefined symbol:

    Error in solve.default(rgb) : lapack routines cannot be loaded

    Error: unable to load R code in package 'grDevices'

    Execution halted

However, I have confirmed that the library "" is, in fact, in the
exact position it is supposed to be. If anyone has any suggestions or fixes,
I would be most appreciative. Thanks.
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I take an error, don't work my R :(

Good day for all: I've installed R version 3.1.0, when I try to load R it respond:

Error in dyn.load(file, DLLpath = DLLpath, ...) : 
  unable to load shared object '/usr/lib/R/library/stats/libs/':
  /usr/lib/ undefined symbol: ATL_chemv
Durante la inicialización - Mensajes de aviso perdidos
package ‘stats’ in options("defaultPackages") was not found 

I make a google seek but it talk about some librarys, I was the task like in  but the error remain here.

My linux: Linux luisjaime-home 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:41:14 UTC 2012 i686 i686
i386 GNU/Linux


Luis Jaime Salazar Ramírez
Linux Mint User :D

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