[R] Password protected R Repository
stefan.petersson at inizio.se
Wed Sep 28 15:51:41 CEST 2011
Prof Brian Ripley <ripley <at> stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:
> Who said that RCurl::getURL worked with install.packages?
> (At least, I assume this is from RCurl: you did not mention it.)
> install.packages() first calls available.packages(), and that uses
> download.file to get the PACKAGES[.gz] file. It then calls
> download.file to get the packages.
> So please read the help for download.file (as the help pages say), and
> try the solutions described there.
> On Wed, 28 Sep 2011, Stefan Petersson wrote:
The helpfiles for 'download.file' was not that helpful. But maybe it's just me
not being able to read them correctly.
I tried to call install.packages with the 'method=wget', and hoped for a
username and password dialog. But no luck. Other than that, I see no arguments
that relates to my problem under ?download.file. Which btw is 'installing an R
library from a password protected URL (Apache Basic Authentication)'.
Actually, nobody said that RCurl::getURL would work with install.packages, but
from what was written in a post somewhere I jumped to the (false) conclusion
that it would work. That's why I tried it.
Any hints would be greatly appreciated!
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