[R] Version 3.2.3: package not available error with https
loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de
Tue Mar 1 10:20:08 CET 2016
Bjørn-Helge Mevik <b.h.mevik at usit.uio.no> writes:
> 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.
Thanks for the hint. I think I'll use the setting Rprofile.site for the
time being until we get an update of libcurl.
> Come to think about it: would it be an idea if R defaulted to useHTTPS =
> FALSE if capabilites("libcur") is FALSE?
Dr. Loris Bennett (Mr.)
ZEDAT, Freie Universität Berlin Email loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de
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