## Install RStudio on Ubuntu 16.10 After recently installing Ubuntu 16.10 (with an eye to upgrading to 17.04) I found I had some difficulty installing RStudio. After downloading the deb file from the [RStudio downloads page](https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/), I tried to open it with Software Install but it seemed to freeze. Others had encountered this problem and suggested opening it with (the now old) Ubuntu Software Center, but I got another error - the libgstreamer library could not be found. ![RStudio Install - libgstreamer error](/img/rstudioScreenshot%20from%202017-04-15%2010-26-34.png) To get around this, and to then install RStudio, I had to install the two packages needed - [libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0_0.10.36-2_amd64.deb](https://packages.debian.org/jessie/amd64/libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0/download) and [libgstreamer0.10-0_0.10.36-1.5_amd64.deb](https://packages.debian.org/jessie/amd64/libgstreamer0.10-0/download). To do this, first I saved the two packages (rather than opening them with Software Install) ![RStudio installation - saving the package](/img/rstudiodebianpackagesave.png) Then, I installed the two packages using - ~~~ sudo dpkg -i ~~~ The path to the .deb file is found by finding the location of the package, right-clicking it and looking at the properties - ![RStudio installation - deb file path](/img/rstudioinstalldebpath.png) So, in this case to install the package, the cmd line would read - ~~~ sudo dpkg -i /home/sam/Downloads/libgstreamer0.10-0_0.10.36-1.5_amd64.deb ~~~ Remember to do this for both the packages ([libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0_0.10.36-2_amd64.deb](https://packages.debian.org/jessie/amd64/libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0/download) and [libgstreamer0.10-0_0.10.36-1.5_amd64.deb](https://packages.debian.org/jessie/amd64/libgstreamer0.10-0/download)). Then, install libjpeg62 and libedit2 - ~~~ sudo apt install libjpeg62 libedit2 ~~~ And finally, install RStudio! The package can be downloaded from the [RStudio download page](https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/), and can be installed in the same manner as above - finding the path to the package by looking at the properties, and using ~~~ sudo dpkg -i ~~~ to install the file, or opening the package with Software Install.