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Re: [vox-tech] apt-get problem

On Tue, 12 Jan 2010, Norm Matloff wrote:

> I have a Dell netbook, fortunately bought when Windows was available
> only as an extra-price option, and fortunately bought when Dell offered
> netbooks without hard drives.  (HDs add a bit of weight and drain more
> than a bit of battery power, and aren't needed for netbooks, in my
> view.)
> The machine came with Ubuntu 8.04 installed, and I haven't upgraded.  I
> recently installed the new version of R, 2.10.0 using apt-get, and the
> installation went fine except for a message which went something like,
> "Inconsistency found in your packages.  Would you like this to be
> fixed?"  Innocently I answered yes, and found that what it did was to
> restore the old R, 2.6.2 or something like that. :-(  So, I re-installed
> 2.10.0, this time ignoring the warning message.
> The result is that R is fine but apt-get is not.  Any time I try to
> download anything with apt-get (or Synaptic, which I assume is a
> wrapper), it gives me that same error message, and refuses to do the
> install.
> Any ideas out there?
> Norm

   Did you update your packages to the latest for 8.04? If this didn't 
update R along with the rest of the packages, did you have to add a 8.10+ 
repository to install R 2.10?

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