Right after the installation of RStudio (rstudio-1.2.5033-amd64.deb) from the official site it doesn't start. This error pops up:

rstudio: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.1.0.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I tried to run sudo apt install libssl-dev but that didn't help either since version 1.0.2 is required.

How can I get RStudio to run as expected?

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Easy workaround: Download rstudio-1.2.5033-amd64.deb for Ubuntu 16. This works out of the box on my system and RStudio starts as expected.

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