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trying to install R, but no ldpaths and Renvirons is missing

I am trying to install R, using apt-get but I keep getting this error:

/usr/bin/R: line 248: /usr/lib/R/etc/ldpaths: No such file or directory
cannot find system Renviron

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Error: package or namespace load failed for ‘utils’:
 .onLoad failed in loadNamespace() for 'utils', details:
  call: options(op.utils[toset])
  error: invalid value for 'editor'
Error: package or namespace load failed for ‘stats’:
 .onLoad failed in loadNamespace() for 'utils', details:
  call: options(op.utils[toset])
  error: invalid value for 'editor'
During startup - Warning messages:
1: package ‘utils’ in options("defaultPackages") was not found
2: package ‘stats’ in options("defaultPackages") was not found

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Hi there @csmatyi1,

What is the exact operating system that you are using?

To check that you can run the following command:

  1. cat /etc/os-release

Have you also tried to follow the steps from this tutorial here on how to install R:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-r-on-ubuntu-18-04

Regards, Bobby