[R-SIG-Mac] install.packages without loading tcl tk interface for mirror selection

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Apr 27 10:06:07 CEST 2011

On Wed, 20 Apr 2011, jmmi mijle wrote:

> Hi,
> Is it possible run install.packages() using the stock R Mac binary in the
> command line without it trying to load the tcl/tk interface to select a
> mirror? I'd rather just use the text-based numerical selection for the
> mirror and not have X11 start up each time I try to install a package
> (which, in any case, is pointless if tcl/tk is not installed).

Yes.  RTFM applies (and RT posting guide too: you are expressly asked 
not to send HTML).

See ?select.list, and also ?chooseCRANmirror for how to select 
mirrors.  Look for what options(menu.graphics=FALSE) does.

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