I want to be able to install the latest stable R release for Ubuntu 18.04, I had the ubuntu version installed and so I removed it and then followed several guides like in this link.
No matter what I do I get the following output when I issue a
sudo apt-get install r-base:
sudo apt install r-base Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: r-base : Depends: r-base-core (>= 3.6.1-3disco) but it is not going to be installed Depends: r-recommended (= 3.6.1-3disco) but it is not going to be installed Recommends: r-base-html but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
(I did all the
apt update etc.)