R Session Aborted Fatal error

package-installation

#1

Hi All,

I've just upgraded to the latest version of R, been trying to install a few packages for a project.
All instances have shown the below set of error statements. After a while, without any action, the issue was resolved. Now, facing the same problem again.

Action - RStudio -> Packages -> Install -> TimeROC
Result - R session Aborted (R encountered a fatal error. The session was terminated.)

Warning in install.packages:
package 'TimeROC' is not available (for R version 3.5.1) (Same error for all packages)

R Version 3.5.1 - Platform x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64 bit)
RStudio Version 1.1.456

Please suggest steps for permanent resolution. Thanks.


#2

Can you install packages through R, but not in RStudio? (see FAQ below for disambiguation)


#4

Hi Mara, Thanks for your feedback. I've changed the topic to General.


#5

Getting this error for all packages can occur when there is a problem with your internet connection. When R fails to reach the repository where it is looking for packages (typically, a CRAN mirror), then it reports this error. The wording is a little confusing, since it makes it sound like the packages don’t exist, when what’s really happening is that R can’t even access the repo to search for them.

So a first step might be to check your internet connection (proxies or filtering software are a common culprit here). However, I’m not sure if that’s the source of the session crash or not.