I'm unable to get R to install binary packages from packagemanager.rstudio.com on a CentOS Linux server. R will always fetch the source and compile it instead of getting the binary when I try to install a package.
I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. My company's security policy doesn't allow compilers on production servers, so I was hoping to get binary packages to install so I won't have to build and package them elsewhere.
I see someone else is having the same issue at Should I be able to install binary packages on fedora.
I'm testing on CentOS 7.8 with R 3.6.3. I installed R from source using the directions at https://docs.rstudio.com/resources/install-r-source/. Then I set up R to use binary packages as described at https://packagemanager.rstudio.com/client/#/repos/1/overview.
Contents of my .Rprofile:
options(repos = c(REPO_NAME = "https://packagemanager.rstudio.com/all/__linux__/centos7/latest"))
If I run a command such as
install.packages("stringi"), it will download the source.
Here's some example output:
> install.packages("stringi") trying URL 'https://packagemanager.rstudio.com/all/__linux__/centos7/latest/src/contrib/stringi_1.5.3.tar.gz' Content type 'binary/octet-stream' length 7297484 bytes (7.0 MB) ================================================== downloaded 7.0 MB * installing *source* package ‘stringi’ ... ** package ‘stringi’ successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked ** using staged installation checking for R_HOME... /opt/R/3.6.3/lib64/R checking for R... /opt/R/3.6.3/lib64/R/bin/R checking for endianness... little checking for R >= 3.1.0 for C++11 use... yes checking for R < 3.4.0 for CXX1X flag use... no checking for cat... /bin/cat checking for local ICUDT_DIR... icu61/data checking for gcc... gcc -std=gnu99 checking whether the C compiler works... yes [SNIP]
I also appended the following two lines to my .Rprofile, but it didn't make a difference.
options(install.packages.check.source = "no") options(install.packages.compile.from.source = "never")
I've only been using R for a few days, so feel free to explain like I'm five, or direct me to the docs if I've missed something simple.