How to upgrade R in Ubuntu 12.04

October 4, 2012

(This article was first published on Hidden Treasures, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Open your sources.list file in gedit

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

and add the following line:
deb precise/

Note that you don't have to use that mirror. You may use any mirror from the list here :

Add the secure APT key to your system with one command
sudo apt-key adv –keyserver –recv-keys E084DAB9

Update your sources and upgrade your installation
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

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