Question: How To Update R In Ubuntu ?
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gravatar for Arpitha Hebbar
5.4 years ago by
India
Arpitha Hebbar190 wrote:

i wanted to update my R version currently using 2.10. used the command sudo apt-get update R also tried with sudo apt-get upgrade R. both didnt work. please can you help to solve this....

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 11 months ago by dexetra.in0 • written 5.4 years ago by Arpitha Hebbar190
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If the new version corresponds to the second digit. For instance, you want to update from 3.4 to 3.5:

  1. Go to the file: computer/etc/apt/sources.list
  2. Other Sortware
  3. Add
  4. deb http://www.icesi.edu.co/CRAN/bin/linux/ubuntu xenial-cran35/ <--- change "-cran35" for the current version according to "https://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/ubuntu/"
  5. open the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t)
  6. write on the terminal: sudo apt-get update
  7. Enter the password of your PC session
  8. write on the terminal: sudo apt-get install r-base
  9. Restart the computer

If the new version corresponds to the third digit. For instance, you want to update from 3.5.1 to 3.5.2:

  1. open the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t)
  2. write on the terminal: sudo apt-get update
  3. Enter the password of your PC session
  4. write on the terminal: sudo apt-get install r-base
  5. Restart the computer

Additionally, maybe you need to update bioconductor and/or the packages. To do that:

Update bioconductor:

  1. Open R
  2. source("https://bioconductor.org/biocLite.R")
  3. biocLite("BiocUpgrade")

Update the packages

  1. open the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t)
  2. sudo R
  3. update.packages()
  4. source("https://bioconductor.org/biocLite.R")
  5. biocLite()
ADD REPLYlink modified 9 months ago • written 9 months ago by bjsepulvedam20
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5.4 years ago by
HG1.1k
Germany
HG1.1k wrote:

Here is the answer:

sudo su
echo "deb http://www.stats.bris.ac.uk/R/bin/linux/ubuntu precise/" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys E084DAB9
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
ADD COMMENTlink modified 9 weeks ago by RamRS21k • written 5.4 years ago by HG1.1k
3

Still worked Feb 7 2018

A simple notice :

sudo lsb_release -a      # to check the OS version

Will return Codename. My Ubuntu is 14.04, Codename is trusty.

So, original in the answer:

echo "deb http://www.stats.bris.ac.uk/R/bin/linux/ubuntu precise/" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

Now edit:

echo "deb http://www.stats.bris.ac.uk/R/bin/linux/ubuntu trusty/" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

Then go on in the same way :

apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys E084DAB9
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
ADD REPLYlink modified 9 weeks ago by RamRS21k • written 14 months ago by jfhuang.dg30

Thank you so much, it works in feb 2018 !

ADD REPLYlink written 14 months ago by kevinm30
1

This advice still worked 2016 April 17th.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.0 years ago by briancady10110
1

A little more of detail that can be useful

echo "deb http://www.stats.bris.ac.uk/R/bin/linux/ubuntu precise/" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

This lane add as superuser the address of the repository of R into the end of the list of repositories that are used for Ubuntu's updates and upgrades. This address will work if you have the "precise" version of Ubuntu (that is version 12.04). It will not work, however, if you have a different Ubuntu version, as this name changes

For example, Ubuntu 15.04's name is "Vivid". Ubuntu 15.10's name is "Wily", and so on. You can know the name of your version by accessing to THIS WEB PAGE

For updates, most of the times this lane don't need to be added to the sources.list, but an editing of the sources.list is required instead. You can find that in a previous update, the lane defining a previous cran R repository has been deactivated by using a "#" . Use vi, pico, emacs, gedit or whatever your favorite editor is to change the name of the Ubuntu version, and erase the comment tag

Use the keyserver code only if it is needed or requested.

ADD REPLYlink modified 9 weeks ago by RamRS21k • written 2.9 years ago by Antonio R. Franco4.0k

Still worked October 25 2016

ADD REPLYlink written 2.5 years ago by dcolinmorgan100

Thank you!

Still worked 2017 March 29th (changing the version of Ubuntu & adding this cmd line) :

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 1397BC53640DB551
echo "deb http://www.stats.bris.ac.uk/R/bin/linux/ubuntu trusty/" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

-->To determine the code name of the system you are running, open a terminal and use the command

lsb_release -a
ADD REPLYlink modified 9 weeks ago by RamRS21k • written 2.1 years ago by rian.kinza0

Still worked in September 14 2017. The solution proposed in the CRAN website https://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/ubuntu/README.html did not help me.

ADD REPLYlink written 19 months ago by servillo0

Still work till Oct 2017

ADD REPLYlink written 18 months ago by lnly03110

Still work till Oct 2017

ADD REPLYlink written 18 months ago by lnly03110

Thank you, still worked 2018 March 22nd

ADD REPLYlink written 13 months ago by marro0w0

Thank you, still worked 2018 June 6nd

ADD REPLYlink written 10 months ago by swordbreadjj0

Still worked 2018 October 17th

ADD REPLYlink written 6 months ago by kokikimo0

Update R version (3.4 -> 3.5) in Ubuntu 16.04 (xenial):

sudo su 
echo "deb https://cloud.r-project.org/bin/linux/ubuntu xenial-cran35/" >> /etc/apt/sources.list 
apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys E084DAB9 
apt-get update 
apt-get install r-base 
apt-get install r-base-dev
ADD REPLYlink written 5 months ago by magicpants60

Worked 2019 April 17

ADD REPLYlink written 7 days ago by lizaveta0
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5.4 years ago by
India
ancient_learner610 wrote:

Check this link

ADD COMMENTlink modified 9 weeks ago by RamRS21k • written 5.4 years ago by ancient_learner610
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gravatar for Hamish
5.4 years ago by
Hamish3.1k
UK
Hamish3.1k wrote:

First check which version of R is supported for your Ubuntu using this link

From the package list it looks like you are using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx), so you may want to upgrade to:

Or wait for the next LTS to become available, Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr), in April 2014. The Ubuntu LTS releases are supported for five years, so you will want to upgrade soon in any case so you might want to get that out of the way.

If you want to try and upgrade your R packages then see 2.6 Are there Unix-like binaries for R? in the R FAQ for options.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 9 weeks ago by RamRS21k • written 5.4 years ago by Hamish3.1k
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