[R] install.packages problem

Sales RExcel sales-rexcel at statconn.com
Thu Apr 23 13:03:17 CEST 2015

It seems that installed.packages has changed behavior in 3.2.0.
We have a local package repository containing only binaries of packages (for Windows).

Since 3.2.0, using install.packages for a package form such a repository does not work any more.
The solution is to add the parameter type=“binary”.

The documentation mentions that

options(install.packages.check.source = "no”)

suppresses check for source version of the packages, but
using this and install.packages without type=“binary” produces an error because
seemingly there still is a check for the source version of the package.

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