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

Loris Bennett loris.bennett at fu-berlin.de
Tue Mar 1 10:20:08 CET 2016

Hi Bjørn-Helge,

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
> local({
>     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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