Trying to install R Studio server 1.1.442 on Ubuntu 16.04
The package install fails because it was trying to remove sudo. I'm glad it did fail, because I dont want that package removed.
Why is it doing this and how can I restore my previous version of 1.1.3xx which seems to have been removed.
Here are the error logs after install.
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Reading state information... Done Requires the REMOVAL of the following packages: sudo Requires the installation of the following packages: gcc-6-base:i386 libapparmor1:i386 libaudit1:i386 libbsd0:i386 libc6:i386 libdb5.3:i386 libedit2:i386 libgcc1:i386 libpam-modules:i386 libpam0g:i386 libpcre3:i386 libselinux1:i386 libssl1.0.0:i386 libtinfo5:i386 sudo:i386 RStudio Server RStudio is a set of integrated tools designed to help you be more productive with R. It includes a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution, as well as tools for plotting, history, and workspace management. Do you want to install the software package? [y/N]:y Fetched 0 B in 0s (0 B/s) Preconfiguring packages ... Preconfiguring packages ... (Reading database ... 204264 files and directories currently installed.) Removing sudo (1.8.16-0ubuntu1.5) ... You have asked that the sudo package be removed, but no root password has been set. Without sudo, you may not be able to gain administrative privileges. If you would prefer to access the root account with su(1) or by logging in directly, you must set a root password with "sudo passwd". If you have arranged other means to access the root account, and you are sure this is what you want, you may bypass this check by setting an environment variable (export SUDO_FORCE_REMOVE=yes). Refusing to remove sudo. dpkg: error processing package sudo (--remove): subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing: sudo E:Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) Error during install: 'installArchives() failed'