[R] packrat: Failed to download current version of foreign(0.8-67)
ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Mon Feb 20 21:29:53 CET 2017
foreign is a recommended package that is already part of your R
installation. and there shoudl not be a problem to install a recent
version of it.
What is the error message of you run
install.packages("foreign") from a new R session?
On 20.02.2017 17:33, G.Maubach at weinwolf.de wrote:
> Hi All,
> I tried to use packrat on
> R version 3.3.2 (2016-10-31)
> Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)
> Running under: Windows 7 x64 (build 7601) Service Pack 1
>  LC_COLLATE=German_Germany.1252
>  LC_CTYPE=German_Germany.1252
>  LC_MONETARY=German_Germany.1252
>  LC_NUMERIC=C
>  LC_TIME=German_Germany.1252
> attached base packages:
>  stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods
>  base
> other attached packages:
>  packrat_0.4.8-1
> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
>  tools_3.3.2
> Due to internal firewall restrictions the package "foreign" could not be
> downloaded as source. I assume that the package also contains some binary
> parts which will be blocked by the firewall.
> When running packrat a directory "packrat" and a file called .Rprofile
> were created in the project directory. A lot of library sources were
> download, but not for "foreign".
> After finishing the process the directory "packrat" and the file .Rprofile
> were deleted from the project directory.
> Why is that? Just one source library missing and the whole directory is
> gone? Having all libraries for my project without just one is better than
> How can I use packrat with the missing library "foreign"?
> Kind regards
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