I'm a R / RStudio newbie, but have lots of Ubuntu experience.
Ubuntu: 22.04 focal
R : 4.1.2
When I try File -> Import data -> from dataset(readr)
it tells me that an updated version of the readr package is required.
The update attempt fails with several
/usr/lib/R/site-library/rlang/libs/rlang.so: undefined symbol: EXTPTR_PROT.
I've found this diagnosis
in which a respondent commented:
"Looks like this is reproducing with R version 4.1.3 and older. I deployed a rhel8 environment and 4.2.0, 4.2.1, and 4.22 work fine "
and someone else comments (To the RStudio developer?)
" seems you've introduced a dependency on a symbol that doesn't exist in older versions of R?"
So it looks as if I need to get my R up to at least 4.2.0.
BUT as far as I can find there is no 4.2.* release of R for Ubuntu focal - the 4.1.2 I have seems to be the latest.
I'm not prepared to change operating systems just to get R & RStudio to work.
Would it work if I were to install an earlier version of RStudio? Can that be done?
Or am I missing something?