[R] help finding a starting point to diagnose inability to install or update packages

Jeff Newmiller jdnewm|| @end|ng |rom dcn@d@v|@@c@@u@
Sun Apr 25 18:47:21 CEST 2021

These are all contributed packages... don't file a bug report on R. Also, tidyverse is a rediculously sprawling meta-package that seems prone to faulty dependency data.

If you have a oroblem getting the right version of broom then focus on solving that. One possibility is that your CRAN mirror is not up-to-date.. try a different one or wait a few days for the updates to prooagate. Sometimes all it takes is to update or re-install the offending package. If you want to push the envelope you can use devtools::install_github or similar to bypass CRAN, but it is possible that that version had a problem identified in the CRAN review that you might have trouble with.

Whst is your options("repos") set to?

On April 25, 2021 7:52:28 AM PDT, Larry Johnson <larry.johnson using cobbcountycourier.com> wrote:
>Hi. Short version.  tidyverse disappeared from my packages, and won't
>install.  The initial failure stated I had an outdated broom package,
>but updates are failing too, not just on broom, but on all packages,
>and there is no meaningful error output on the installation failures.
>I typically use RStudio on Fedora 33, but the problem I'm about to
>describe occurs whether I use RStudio or the text version.
>To give you overview, here is the output from sessionInfo:
>> sessionInfo()
>R version 4.0.4 (2021-02-15)
>Platform: x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu (64-bit)
>Running under: Fedora 33 (Workstation Edition)
>Matrix products: default
>BLAS/LAPACK: /usr/lib64/libflexiblas.so.3.0
> [1] LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8       LC_NUMERIC=C
> [3] LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8        LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8
> [7] LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8       LC_NAME=C
> [9] LC_ADDRESS=C               LC_TELEPHONE=C
>attached base packages:
>[1] stats     graphics  grDevices datasets  utils     methods   base
>loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
>[1] htmlwidgets_1.5.3   colorspace_2.0-0    scales_1.1.1       
>[5] magrittr_2.0.1      R6_2.5.0            leaflet_2.0.4.1    
>[9] tools_4.0.4         crosstalk_1.1.1     digest_0.6.27      
>[13] munsell_0.5.0       rlang_0.4.10        CoprManager_0.3.7.1
>After trying complete reinstalls of R, RStudio, and the CRAN
>repositories here's the last error messages I've gotten in my attempts
>to install and load tidyverse:
>> install.packages(c("broom", "callr", "cli", "cpp11", "dbplyr",
>"haven", "highr", "knitr", "pillar", "processx", "RcppArmadillo",
>"reprex", "tibble", "tinytex", "vctrs", "viridis", "viridisLite",
>Install system packages...
>> install.packages("tidyverse")
>Install system packages...
>> library(tidyverse)
>Error: package or namespace load failed for ‘tidyverse’ in
>loadNamespace(j <- i[[1L]], c(lib.loc, .libPaths()), versionCheck =
> namespace ‘broom’ 0.7.5 is being loaded, but >= 0.7.6 is required
>Attempts to install or update broom fail with no output.
>I've been searching for similar reports of failure here in these
>archives, on the RStudio forums, and on the internet and have found
>nothing that's a seamless match.  If I can't find anything I'll check
>out filing a bug report (I've never done it with R before).
>Any help with a starting point in diagnosing this will be appreciated.
>​Larry Johnson
>Editor and Publisher
>Cobb County Courier
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