RStudio on Debian Buster

 2019.06.05 -  Nat Tuck -  ~1 Minute

Rstudio hasn’t been built property for Debian 10 (buster), so here’s some hacks to get it to work.

Problem 1: Get the RStudio Package

Grab the Debian 9 installer from here:  

Install it with

sudo dpkg -i <package>

Problem 2: Missing libssl

Grab the old libssl package from Debian Stretch

(This is bad form and could potentially lead to security issues in the future, but is probably OK in practice in this case.)

Download the AMD64 package, and install with dpkg.

Package is at  

Problem 3: Might as well install the external R repo

(Reference:   )

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-key 'E19F5F87128899B192B1A2C2AD5F960A256A04AF'
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Add this line to the bottom:

deb buster-cran35/

Fix deps and Install R

sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt update
sudo apt install r-recommended

Now Rstudio works?