Unable to install "pillar" package

package-installation
#1

I'm trying to install tidyverse. It used to work fine on my computer, but this time it fails to install due to problems with "pillars" package. So I figured that I will install "pillars" separately. It seems to go just fine until it reaches the following error:

CMD.EXE was started with the above path as the current directory.
UNC paths are not supported.  Defaulting to Windows directory.
ERROR: dependencies 'rlang', 'utf8', 'vctrs' are not available for package 'pillar'
* removing '\\spplfapcen06/userdata/AW57BH/Documents/R/win-library/3.4/pillar'
Warning in install.packages :
  running command '"C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-34~1.0/bin/x64/R" CMD INSTALL -l "\\spplfapcen06\userdata\AW57BH\Documents\R\win-library\3.4" C:\Users\B0662028\AppData\Local\Temp\RtmpaOxTll/downloaded_packages/pillar_1.4.0.tar.gz' had status 1
Warning in install.packages :
  installation of package ‘pillar’ had non-zero exit status

The downloaded source packages are in
```CMD.EXE was started with the above path as the current directory.
UNC paths are not supported.  Defaulting to Windows directory.
ERROR: dependencies 'rlang', 'utf8', 'vctrs' are not available for package 'pillar'
* removing '\\spplfapcen06/userdata/AW57BH/Documents/R/win-library/3.4/pillar'
Warning in install.packages :
  running command '"C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-34~1.0/bin/x64/R" CMD INSTALL -l "\\spplfapcen06\userdata\AW57BH\Documents\R\win-library\3.4" C:\Users\B0662028\AppData\Local\Temp\RtmpaOxTll/downloaded_packages/pillar_1.4.0.tar.gz' had status 1
Warning in install.packages :
  installation of package ‘pillar’ had non-zero exit status

The downloaded source packages are in
	‘C:\Users\B0662028\AppData\Local\Temp\RtmpaOxTll\downloaded_packages

I tried to install rlang, vctrs and utf8 separately, but it doesn't solve the problem.
I also tried to install via devtools::install_github("r-lib/pillar"), but it sends me this:

"Error in curl::curl_fetch_memory(url, handle = h) :
Could not resolve host: api.github.com"

I would be really grateful for any help.

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#2

Have you tried updating R version to 3.6.0?

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#3

This helped a little bit, because I managed to install "pillar". However, I'm still unable to install "tidyverse" because of "rvest" this time. When I try to install it this error happens:

install.packages("rvest")

There is a binary version available but the source version is later:
binary source needs_compilation
rvest 0.3.3 0.3.4 FALSE

installing the source package ‘rvest’

trying URL 'https://cran.rstudio.com/src/contrib/rvest_0.3.4.tar.gz'
Content type 'application/x-gzip' length 1631028 bytes (1.6 MB)
downloaded 1.6 MB

'\spplfapcen06\userdata\AW57BH\Documents'
CMD.EXE was started with the above path as the current directory.
UNC paths are not supported. Defaulting to Windows directory.
'\spplfapcen06\userdata\AW57BH\Documents\R\R-3.6.0' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
Warning in install.packages :
installation of package ‘rvest’ had non-zero exit status

I tried installing from github, but receive this error:
Error in curl::curl_fetch_memory(url, handle = h) :
Could not resolve host: api.github.com

What am I doing wrong?

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#4

The same applies to package "xfun". Some packages install without problems and some other report the same error. I'm puzzled.

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#5

The problem solved itself after I ran this command: update.packages(checkBuilt=TRUE, ask=FALSE) . Tidyverse installed itself all well.

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