[R] wininet deprecation

Stadler Thomas thom@@@@t@d|er @end|ng |rom vpb@nk@com
Wed Feb 22 08:21:40 CET 2023

Hi Enrico,

thanks for your suggestion. 



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Von: Enrico Schumann <es using enricoschumann.net> 
Gesendet: Dienstag, 21. Februar 2023 12:31
An: gisbert.selke using wido.bv.aok.de; Stadler Thomas <thomas.stadler using vpbank.com>
Cc: r-help using r-project.org
Betreff: Re: [R] wininet deprecation

On Tue, 21 Feb 2023, Selke, Gisbert W. writes:

> On Mon, 20 Feb 2023 15:58:33 +0000, Stadler Thomas <thomas.stadler using vpbank.com> wrote:
>> as the download method 'wininet' is deprecated,  I'm looking into alternative ways to install packages from within R.
>> Unfortunately, curl, libcurl and wget refuse to cooperate with Kerberos on our corporate setup.
>> When exactly will the 'wininet' method stop working? R release 4.3?
> Same problem here. It has been reported before to be a major nuisance if you're working in an environment with a need for security and data protection.
> Unfortunately, it seems it has been decided to go for this regression of functionality.
> In our case we managed to circumnavigate the problem by building a 
> local CRAN mirror inside our firewall using the open source Nexus 
> repository. Seems a bit overkill (given that wininet has done the 
> trick nicely up to now), but at least it works.
> HTH.
> \Gisbert

There is also the miniCRAN package

Enrico Schumann
Lucerne, Switzerland


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