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Kubuntu cannot build Cantor with its R backend because R is in the universe repository while Cantor (source pacakge: kdeedu) is in main, so cantor cannot depend on R.

Is there any way to build my own Cantor package that include the R backend?

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    Could someone with enough rep please add tags for cantor and R to this question? – Ryan C. Thompson Aug 6 '10 at 21:22
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This is a bug.

As a workaround, someone has created a ppa for kdeedu with R support.

Try adding the ppa then installing Cantor.

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  • Unfortunately, I have the KDE beta repo enabled, which provides the KDE 4.5 rc version of Cantor with no R support. Since this version has a higher version number, it would take precedence. And I've never managed to get apt-pinning to work satisfactorily. – Ryan C. Thompson Aug 8 '10 at 19:19

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