[R] R 3.2.0 for Windows: error installing local zip packages using repos=NULL

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 13:11:10 CEST 2015

On 28/04/2015 7:04 AM, Jose Claudio Faria wrote:
> Hello list,
> I update from R 3.1.3 to R 3.2.0patched today.
> For all packages I'm getting error message below
>> install.packages('bpca_1.2-2.zip', repos=NULL)
> Error in install.packages("bpca_1.2-2.zip", repos = NULL) :
>   type == "both" cannot be used with 'repos = NULL'
> Is it a bug?

The default for "type" has changed to "both", but it doesn't work with
repos=NULL.  You need to specify type="binary".

It would make sense for the repos=NULL case to guess the type based on
the filename.  I'll make that change.

Duncan Murdoch

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