[R] Version 3.2.3: package not available error with https

Bjørn-Helge Mevik b.h.mevik at usit.uio.no
Tue Mar 1 09:26:25 CET 2016

Loris Bennett <loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de> writes:

> It seems that R needs libcurl 7.28.0, but my platform (Scientific Linux
> 6.7) only provides version 7.19.7.

We got "bit" by this when upgrading to 3.2.2.  If you cannot upgrade
libcurl on your machine(s), you can put

    options(useHTTPS = FALSE)

in the Rprofile.site file, or your ~/.Rprofile.  You still get a
warning, but you do get the list of http repositories.

Come to think about it: would it be an idea if R defaulted to useHTTPS =
FALSE if capabilites("libcur") is FALSE?

Bjørn-Helge Mevik

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