[R] Upgrade R 3.2 to 3.3 using tar.gz file on Ubuntu 16.04

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at me.com
Tue Sep 13 15:52:41 CEST 2016

> On Sep 13, 2016, at 8:00 AM, Luigi Marongiu <marongiu.luigi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am working on Linux Ubuntu 16.04 and I have installed R 3.2. I need
> to upgrade to R 3.3 and I tried several options available online with
> no success. I downloaded the tar.gz file for R 3.3 and I would like to
> ask how can I use this file in order to accomplish the upgrade.
> Many thanks,
> Luigi

There is a dedicated e-mail list for R on Debian and derivatives like Ubuntu:


You should subscribe to that list and then post your query there.

The answer to your question will depend, to a large extent, on how you installed R in the first place.

There are pre-compiled binaries available for R on Debian and derivatives, thanks to extensive efforts on the part of Dirk and others to maintain those repositories.

The R-SIG-Debian subscribers can help you, but be sure to indicate how you installed the version of R that you are currently using when you post there.


Marc Schwartz

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