[R] Version 3.2.3: package not available error with https
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Feb 29 13:30:50 CET 2016
>>>>> Loris Bennett <loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de>
>>>>> on Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:09:14 +0100 writes:
> Hi, I recently installed version 3.2.3. When I call
> I get a pop-up menu labelled "HTTPS CRAN Mirror" with a
> shortish list of mirrors. However, I don't seem to be
> able to reach any of these mirrors, and always get an
> error like the following
> Error in download.file(url, destfile = f, quiet = TRUE) :
> unsupported URL scheme Warning: unable to access index for
> repository https://cran.uni-muenster.de/src/contrib:
> unsupported URL scheme Warning message: package ‘RCurl’ is
> not available (for R version 3.2.3)
> If I choose the menu entry "(HTTP mirrors)" I get the list
> of HTTP mirrors with which I am familiar from previous
> versions of R. These mirrors I can reach.
> I assume I have some local, probably firewall-related
yes. I assume other may help you *if* give a bit more
information than just your version of R.
> but can someone confirm that the HTTPS mirrors do indeed work?
Sure, I confirm. They are nowadays used by default by probably
100s of 1000s of R users.
Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich
> Dr. Loris Bennett (Mr.) ZEDAT, Freie Universität Berlin
> Email loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de
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