install_github, SSL, and Centos 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm administering a system with R Open 3.3.2.  When end users attempt to use install_github from the devtools library, it fails with SSL errors.

    > install_github("lorenzwalhert/strcode")
    Error in curl::curl_fetch_disk(url, x$path, handle = handle) :
      Problem with the SSL CA cert (path? access rights?)

    I tried options('download.file.method' = 'wget') but it still uses curl.  If install_github is attempted within Rstudio, the entire session crashes.

    Has anyone seen this before, and is there a system level work around for the issue?

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 3:18 PM

All replies

  • Is this with CRAN R 3.3.2 or Microsoft R Open 3.3.2? If Microsoft R Open, are you able to reproduce the issue on CRAN R?

    Thank you,


    Friday, March 31, 2017 1:36 AM