I need to install Revolution R on a Debian Jessie (version 8, 64-bit).
On my system there is already installed R 3.1.1 and Rstudio.
The Revolution download page give me three installation package for Ubuntu: 12, 14, 15 (older LTS, current LTS, current version). Rstudio package give instead a single package for both Ubuntu 12.04+ and Debian 8+ (32 and 64-bit versions).
There is a way to understand what is the right package to install?
EDIT: I see from the community group that Debian is not officially supported, but should be OK using an Ubuntu packages.
It seems OK to install Revolution R on Debian Jessie.
On my system there is
libjpeg8 as missing dependency. To avoid this, I installed from
gdebito install and resolve all necessary dependencies.
libjpeg8 is missing from stable repository, so I take it from testing repository, protecting other packages with
sudo printf "# testing\ndeb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list sudo vim /etc/apt/preferences # old Package: * Pin: release o=Debian,a=stable Pin-Priority: 980 Package: * Pin: release a=jessie-backports Pin-Priority: 900 # new Package: libjpeg8 Pin: release o=Debian,a=stretch Pin-Priority: 990
Note: The installed package is the
the installation process of Revolution R erases the original
Rscript executables, so in my opinion it's better backup them (as root or using
sudo cp -i /usr/bin/Rscript /usr/bin/Rscript-original sudo cp -i /usr/bin/R /usr/bin/R-original
Just in case you need to restore the original
Rstudio executables without a backup, should be enough to reinstall the
sudo apt-get --reinstall install r-base-core -V
using Revolution R with Rstudio should be fine. However if you would use a custom version of R (the original one, e.g.) with Rstudio it's possible to follow these instructions:
export RSTUDIO_WHICH_R=/usr/bin/R-original echo "export RSTUDIO_WHICH_R=/usr/bin/R-original" >> ~/.profile source ~/.profile # logout and login again to use this profile also outside the bash