Downloading and installing R for Ubuntu 17.10 in VMware player


I have installed VMware and ubuntu 17.10. I cannot find the instructions to install R from the universal repository. The instructions I use error. Could you please send me download and installation instructions?


Did you check this:


There was a blog post released from R-bloggers a few days ago that deals with this. The original blog post can be found here


When I type sudo apt-get update I get the error below: DO you know what is going on?
Err:1 https://<my.favorite.cran.mirror>/bin/linux/ubuntu trusty/ InRelease
Could not resolve '<my.favorite.cran.mirror>'
Ign:2 artful-security InRelease
Err:3 artful-security Release
404 Not Found [IP: 80]


Replacing <my.favorite.cran.mirror> with in /etc/apt/sources.list should fix the apt error.


Thank you for your reply. I will try that.


That worked for that error. Now, when I type sudo apt-get update, I get the message below
Err:4 artful-security Release
404 Not Found [IP: 80]


I don’t see the error in that offhand, but I’m not a Linux/apt expert. Hopefully someone else knows more than I do – or you may need to ask at a better-targeted site, such as


For what it is worth, I was trying to upgrade my Ubuntu 17.10 laptop with the current version or RStudio and for some reason couldn’t get it to install. I found the following worked for me:
wget --tries=3 --timeout=120
sudo dpkg -i rstudio-*-amd64.deb


Thank you,

The proxy was causing the problems. It seems that when working with a proxy one has to configure the apt folder.


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