How to install rstudio from source code in Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit?

Posted: 2014/03/02 in Data Science, Ubuntu
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How to install rstudio from source code in Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit?
Free disk space required: around 5 GB

Copy-paste the following commands into the Terminal one by one:


git clone

cd rstudio/

mkdir build

cd build/

sudo DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get update

sudo DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get –yes –force-yes install libboost-all-dev cmake libqt4-dev build-essential libqtwebkit-dev

cd ~/rstudio/dependencies/common

bash install-common


bash ~/rstudio/dependencies/linux/install-dependencies-debian

cd ~/rstudio/build


sudo make

sudo make install

sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/rstudio/bin/rstudio /usr/bin


  1. Martin Clausen says:

    I executed the the install-common script. After that I was able to compile and run RStudio. Thx alot for the tutorial

  2. mark911 says:

    Name: Jansen S.
    Comment: upon following sequentially the above mentioned steps, I got stuck on step

    ‘sudo make’
    ‘sudo make install’

    with following error:
    — begin error quotation —
    make[2]: *** No rule to make target `/opt/rstudio-tools/boost/boost_1_50_0/lib/libboost_iostreams.a’, needed by `src/cpp/diagnostics/diagnostics’. Stop.
    make[1]: *** [src/cpp/diagnostics/CMakeFiles/diagnostics.dir/all] Error 2
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    — end error quotation —

    Time: 2016/02/15 at 08:02

  3. mark911 says:

    @Jansen: The procedure above for Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit is now obsolete. Please try the following procedure instead:

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