[R-SIG-Mac] install.packages on '.tar.gz' fails

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 00:42:02 CEST 2012

On Aug 16, 2012, at 00:29 , Michael Donohue wrote:

> After updating to R 2.15.1 on OS X 10.8, I am seeing:
>> install.packages("nlme_3.1-104.tar.gz", repos = NULL)
> Error: file ‘nlme_3.1-104.tar.gz’ is not an OS X binary package
> R CMD INSTALL is working fine, but I'm curious if anyone is having the same issue.

I guess that the problem is that the .tar.gz file is ..... wait for it ..... not a binary package for OS X. Those usually have .tgz extension, where as .tar.gz files are usually source packages.

You might try  type="source" in install.packages.

> Thanks,
> Mike
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