[R-SIG-Mac] Problem using the R.app GUI Package Installer
ken at kjbeath.com.au
Thu Sep 29 00:32:09 CEST 2016
In the Install Packages dialog there is an Other Repository option and that seems to be permanent.
It can also be changed in the Preferences.
> On 29 Sep. 2016, at 8:13 am, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 28/09/2016 5:26 PM, Joseph Kunkel wrote:
>> I got this error message working under R version 3.3.0 trying to use the Mac [R.app GUI 1.68 (7238) x86_64-apple-darwin13.4.0] Packages & Data/ Package Installer
>> R error message:
>> Warning: unable to access index for repository http://cran.at.r-project.org/bin/macosx/mavericks/contrib/3.3: cannot open URL 'http://cran.at.r-project.org/bin/macosx/mavericks/contrib/3.3/PACKAGES'
>> I checked for upgrades and installed R version 3.3.1
>> I got the same error message once again.
>> Luckily I remembered that I could install libraries from within R and thus used:
>>> install.packages('RCurl', dependencies=TRUE, repos='http://cran.rstudio.com/')
>> But I am wondering if the malfunction of the GUI approach is something I can fix or is temporary?
> That was probably a temporary problem, or a local network problem for you: I can get the URL to open.
> But in general, to change the default mirror in R.app, run chooseCRANmirror() in the console. I forget whether that changes it for the session or permanently.
> Duncan Murdoch
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