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

Michael Donohue mdonohue at ucsd.edu
Thu Aug 16 00:50:01 CEST 2012

> 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, type="source", does work; though this appears to a new requirement in R 15.1.

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