[BioC] Rcurl 0.8-1 update for bioconductor 2.7

Patrick Aboyoun paboyoun at fhcrc.org
Fri May 30 02:49:02 CEST 2008

Steve and Yan,
We just uploaded source, Windows binary, and MacOS X Tiger binary 
packages for RCurl 0.9-3 to the Bioconductor CRAN-like repository 
http://bioconductor.org/packages/2.2/extra. This repository is make 
available when you use R 2.7.0 and type


Let me know if this meets your needs.


Steve Lianoglou wrote:
> Hi,
>> I'm seeking help here regarding updating the Rcurl for macOSX to a 
>> newer version so it'll accomodate to bioconductor 2.7. The current 
>> version of Rcurl 0.8-1 (in bioconductor 2.7 for macOSX) is built for 
>> bioconductor 2.6; Is there anyone who could help to put the 
>> bioconductor 2.7 compatible version of Rcurl into the database? So we 
>> could use packages depending on Rcurl? Any kind help is greatly 
>> appreciated!
> When this was brought up earlier, I think the consensus was that since 
> this isn't a bioconductor hosted package, you'd better inquire over at 
> R-help.
> That said, someone also suggested earlier to install it straight from 
> the source via this incantation:
> > install.packages("RCurl", repos = "http://www.omegahat.org/R")
> I don't think that worked for me, and I ended up d/ling the source 
> package and installing it manually, by first d/ling it and 
> uncompressing it. You'll get an RCurl folder. At the command line, you 
> can then:
> $ R CMD CHECK RCurl_0.9-3.tar.gz
> $ R CMD INSTALL RCurl_0.9-3.tar.gz
> I'm not sure if this is the best way, but I seem to have a fully 
> functioning RCurl again since the biomaRt package relies on that, and 
> that works now.
> Btw - you can get RCurl here: http://www.omegahat.org/RCurl/
> HTH,
> -steve
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