[R] can no longer install packages on OSX
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Tue Oct 1 21:44:28 CEST 2013
On 01/10/2013 2:05 PM, carlisle thacker wrote:
> R running on my MacPro under OS X 10.6.8 no longer installs packages. I
> would greatly appreciate help in sorting this out.
> Typically I get the messages like:
> > install.packages("party")
> Warning: unable to access index for repository
> Warning message:
> In getDependencies(pkgs, dependencies, available, lib) :
> package ‘party’ is not available (for R version 2.13.1)
Version 2.13.1 is very old; you might find that package binaries are not
maintained for such an old version, and current versions of the packages
might not work in it. I would update to R 3.0.2.
> The repository URL mentioned in the first warning indicates leopard, not
> snow leopard, the name for OS X 10.6.8. Is this an issue? If so, what to
> The second message seems to indicate that I might need a different version
> of R. If so, which? How to preserve the existing version while checking
> out the new version?
> And version seems to indicate darwin9.8.0. Any idea why?
> > version
> platform x86_64-apple-darwin9.8.0
> arch x86_64
> os darwin9.8.0
> system x86_64, darwin9.8.0
> major 2
> minor 13.1
> year 2011
> month 07
> day 08
> svn rev 56322
> language R
> version.string R version 2.13.1 (2011-07-08)
> Otherwise R is currently functioning fine. I really don't want to screw
> that up. If there is a fix without installing a new version, I would like
> to try that first.
> I've never updated to a newer version, and it's been a while since I
> installed on a mac, so step-by-step instructions are needed.
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