Re: [R] install RMySQL under Mac OS X 10.4.7

From: Don MacQueen <>
Date: Thu 06 Jul 2006 - 06:55:15 EST


    install.packages('RMySQL', repos
="", dependencies=TRUE , type='source')

Check the help for install.packages() for an explanation of the 'type' argument, and some Mac-specific information about it.


At 10:00 AM -0700 7/5/06, Luo Weijun wrote:
>Hello All,
>I tried to install RMySQL package, but the error
>messages says there is no such package, even though I
>did see RMySQL is there in the contributed package
>list in all mirror sites of CRAN I tried. Not sure
>what is the problem.
>> mysql.home <- '/usr/local/mysql'
> > install.packages('RMySQL', repos =
>"",dependencies =T)
>dependency ''RMySQL'' is not available
> > install.packages('RMySQL', repos =
>Warning in download.packages(pkgs, destdir = tmpd,
>available = available, :
> no package 'RMySQL' at the repositories
>I tried download the package manually under unix, and
>install it from within R, and no luck too.
>cd ~/download/R
>curl -O
>> install.packages( 'RMySQL_0.5-7.tar.gz', repos =
>Error in gzfile(file, "r") : unable to open connection
>In addition: Warning message:
>cannot open compressed file
>> sessionInfo()
>Version 2.3.0 (2006-04-24)
>attached base packages:
>[1] "methods" "stats" "graphics" "grDevices"
>"utils" "datasets"
>[7] "base"
>could anybody tell me what happens here, and how to
>fix the problem? Thank you so much!
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>PLEASE do read the posting guide!

Don MacQueen
Environmental Protection Department
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA, USA

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