[R] installing R on debian linux

Michael L Friendly friendly at yorku.ca
Fri Nov 1 23:57:27 CET 2002

I have a shiny new debian linux box and am just about to install R.  I'm 
also a shiny new linux user,
so please excuse these naive questions.

I've read the 'R Installation and Admin guide (2002-10-01)' and also
http://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/debian/ReadMe, and I know how to do

apt-get  install r-base

which gives me
  r-base-core r-base-html r-base-latex  r-base-core r-base-html r-base-latex

(but not r-base-dev).  But I also see a set of pre-compiled binaries for 
woody on CRAN, r-doc, r-gnome, r-recommended, ...
and I also read in r-help of peoples' troubles in installing various
R packages, tckl stuff (you need to compile with readline, or pcre, or ...)
and I'm confused because the Installation and Admin
guide is generic and I don't know how the installation process actually

Can someone help, or point me to some more specific documentation
for debian linux?


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