I’m attempting to install packages from my miniCRAN repository that I created with R 3.6.3 on a Windows system. The repository contains only tar.gz files, and I placed it on an offline network drive. However, when I attempted to install a package, I received an error message.
library(miniCRAN) mirror <- c(CRAN = "https://packagemanager.rstudio.com/cran/2020-03-02") #old CRAN compatible with our R version pkgs <- c("tidytext", "tidyr", "lexicon") #etc for a long list of packages pkgList <- pkgDep(pkgs, repos = mirror, type = "source", suggests = FALSE) dir.create(pth <- file.path(tempdir(), "miniCRAN")) makeRepo(pkgList, path = pth, repos = mirror, type = c("source", "win.binary"))
Burn the miniCRAN directory to disc and drop it on a shared drive on your offline network. At the console in R Studio, run:
This creates a
PACKAGES and a
PACKAGES.gz file in the directory.
To install a package from the repository, run:
If an error message appears, such as:
cannot open compressed file '//C:/Users/1129002260C/Documents/miniCRAN/src/contrib/PACKAGES', probable reason 'Invalid argument'
Please provide details of the issue.