[R] X11 is not availble

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Dec 18 16:16:56 CET 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 08:31:09AM -0600, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 02:52:40PM +0100, Dennis Schmidt wrote:
> > Hi Barry,
> >
> > this is the output of my capabilities() call:
> >
> > jpeg      png     tiff    tcltk      X11     aqua http/ftp  sockets
> >   libxml     fifo   cledit    iconv      NLS  profmem    cairo
> >     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE    FALSE    FALSE
> >
> > How do I install these png-devel library and header? (I'm sorry, my Unix 
> > knowledge isn't really THAT big ;-))
> > Tried apt-get, but that doesn't find anything linke png-dev or png- 
> > devel...
> You can use apt-get to get R from Debian (albeit not the newest
> version) and you can also use apt-get to get R from CRAN (newest

That was badly worded and somewhat misleading. To be more explicit:

   The newest version is in Debian unstable
   (currently: 2.8.1-beta as Dec 12), a recent version is in Debian
   testing (currently 2.7.1) and an older version is in Debian stable
   (currently 2.4.0).

   You can also get current versions of R for testing and stable by 
   using the CRAN repository for Debian.

> version).  See
>   http://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/debian
> Either variant will be correctly built and have all available
> capabilities.  In other words, you do not need to locally rebuild R
> (but are of course free to do so if have a good reason).
> Also note that there is the r-sig-debian list for questions on R and
> Debian/Ubunut.
> Dirk  
> -- 
> Three out of two people have difficulties with fractions.
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