[R] update.packages() behavior
bennet at umich.edu
Mon Sep 7 17:08:13 CEST 2015
I recently compiled and installed R 3.2.2 on an RHEL 6.5 system. Upon
installation, I tried
R version 3.2.2 (2015-08-14) -- "Fire Safety"
--- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
Error in download.file(url, destfile = f, quiet = TRUE) :
unsupported URL scheme
HTTPS CRAN mirror
Warning: unable to access index for repository https://cran.mtu.edu/src/contrib
However, choosing '18: (HTTP mirrors)', which then presents a
different menu of download location choices, and selecting one of
those seems to work, as does specifically naming a http URL, e.g.,
update.packages(repos = "http://cran.mtu.edu/").
Is the defaulting to the https URL-type a new behavior? Did I miss
including some library, so https is not included?
My configure line was
$ ./configure --prefix=/tmp/bennet/local --mandir=/tmp/bennet/local/man \
--enable-R-shlib --without-x \
-lmkl_gf_lp64 -lmkl_sequential -lmkl_core"
and I have
$ rpm -qa | grep curl
If https is the default URL-type, is there some configuration I need
to do to not get the unsupported URL scheme message? Is there a way
to globally set the URL-type to http instead?
I recompiled R 3.1.1 to check, and it doesn't seem to default to https.
Sorry if this is covered somewhere, pointers to appropriate
documentation will be appreciated.
Thanks, -- bennet
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