Hi, It's as the title says, for some reason, RStudio can't find the
install.packages function, or at least, that's what it says. If I run
install.packages("package"), it's clearly there and runs but fails, midway through. Here's an example (happens with other packages I tried too):
> install.packages("xml2") Installing package into ‘/home/ydeng/R/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-library/4.1’ (as ‘lib’ is unspecified) trying URL 'https://cran.rstudio.com/src/contrib/xml2_1.3.2.tar.gz' Content type 'application/x-gzip' length 271876 bytes (265 KB) ================================================== downloaded 265 KB Loading local functions ...Error in install.packages("httr") : could not find function "install.packages" Calls: source ... eval -> eval -> source -> withVisible -> eval -> eval Execution halted Warning in install.packages : installation of package ‘xml2’ had non-zero exit status The downloaded source packages are in ‘/tmp/RtmpsaepDQ/downloaded_packages’
Interestingly enough, if I run the command in a normal terminal running R, it works fine after prompting for selecting a secure CRAN mirror.
Any help is appreciated!