Broken packages in R, and cannot load stable R or Lavaan - can anyone help?

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R McLaren

Jan 27, 2017, 4:54:32 PM1/27/17
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Hi I'm running a linux box with ubuntu xenial. 

I need to install R version suitable for lavaan, I believe 3.2.3. But I'm getting this error:

E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
ubuntu@ubuntu-Satellite-L775D:~$ dpkg --get-selections | grep "^r\-"
r-base-core deinstall
r-mathlib deinstall

Would anyone have an idea of how to clean up this situation?  

Thanks in advance, Rick

Philip Durbin

Jan 27, 2017, 6:10:52 PM1/27/17
The Dataverse dev team only tests on RHEL/CentOS but there are community efforts to support Ubuntu. These links might help:


I'm sorry I can't be of more help. Maybe someone who runs Dataverse on Ubuntu can advise.

Have a good weekend,


p.s. I just took a look at but I'd never heard of it and if it's used by Dataverse, TwoRavens, or Zelig, I didn't know. :)

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