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Debian R Package Archive

Debian R Package Archive

This archive contains a collection of R packages from CRAN, Bioconductor, and Omegahat which have been packaged for Debian using a modified version of cran2deb by Charles Blundell and Dirk Eddelbuettel. Code for these modifications is available at

Using the R Package Archive

Add an appropriate line to your /etc/apt/sources.list like the following:

deb unstable main
Get the signing key and check it:
gpg --recv-keys AE05705B842492A68F75D64E01BF7284B26DD379;
gpg --check-sigs AE05705B842492A68F75D64E01BF7284B26DD379;
Verify that it is at least signed by Don Armstrong twice (808D0FD0 and D98C0FBA). The D98C0FBA key is in the Debian Developer keyring, and both are in the strong set. Then actually add the key:
gpg --export AE05705B842492A68F75D64E01BF7284B26DD379|sudo apt-key add -;
Then you can apt-get update; apt-get install to your heart's content.


If you wish to mirror, please use the standard Debian mirror scripts explained here: using rsync://


Keyring Expired; update keys

The key for expired on February 14th, 2015, so if you've been seeing invalid signatures, that's why. It has now been updated with a new expiration date. You'll have to rerun the instructions to retrieve the signing key and check it in order to update the key.

R 3.0 Transition

The unstable part of the debian-r archive is still undergoing a transition to R 3.0, but this is mainly finished. Most packages which still have yet to be built with R 3.0 will be built in the next few days.

However, there are some packages which have been updated in CRAN to add a NAMESPACE which did not also get a new version; these packages have yet to be updated, but I will work on them soon. Contact Don Armstrong <> if there are specific packages you require which are missing.

Additional Information

If you have additional questions, please contact Don Armstrong <>.

Information about Debian

See for information about Debian GNU/Linux.