Installation troubleshooting

Dan Chaltiel

2021-03-05

Normal installation

Normal installation should goes like this:

install.packages("devtools")
devtools::install_github("DanChaltiel/crosstable", build_vignettes=TRUE)

If none of the solutions described here worked, please create an Issue with the error message and the maximum of information.

Asking for updates

This code will probably ask for updates:

These packages have more recent versions available.
It is recommended to update all of them.
Which would you like to update?

1: All                                
2: CRAN packages only                 
3: None                               
4: vctrs       (0.3.0 -> 0.3.1) [CRAN]
5: systemfonts (0.2.2 -> 0.2.3) [CRAN]

While it is a good idea to update all packages frequently, this update routine might fail. If it does fail, try to choose 3: None so it will install crosstable without updating dependencies.

If the package still does not work, you can try installing/updating dependencies manually. First, install/update dplyr, flextable, and rlang as newer versions are mandatory:

install.packages("dplyr")
install.packages("flextable")
install.packages("rlang")

This should do, but if it is still failing, you can try installing the other dependencies:

install.packages("purrr")
install.packages("checkmate")
install.packages("tidyselect")
install.packages("survival")
install.packages("tidyr")
install.packages("glue")
install.packages("ellipsis")
install.packages("officer")
install.packages("stringr")
install.packages("tibble")
install.packages("nortest")
install.packages("lifecycle")

Asking for source compilation

If the installer asks:

Do you want to install from sources the package which needs compilation? (Yes/no/cancel)

Try first with “no”, and then with “yes” if it fails.

On Mac

This error can happen on Mac. I have no clue on how to correct it. If you experience it, please create an Issue with the actual error message and the result of sessionInfo().

ERROR: configuration failed for package ‘systemfonts’
* removing ‘/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.6/Resources/library/systemfonts’
* restoring previous ‘/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.6/Resources/library/systemfonts’
Error: Failed to install 'crosstable' from GitHub:
(converted from warning) installation of package ‘systemfonts’ had non-zero exit status