This is the mechanism by which
install.packages determines which packages
should be installed from where. With this override, we can indicate arbitrary
File for each individual package.
availablePackagesOverride(toInstall, repos, purge, type = getOption("pkgType"))
The remote repository (e.g., a CRAN mirror), passed to either
Logical. Should all caches be purged? Default is
getOption("Require.purge", FALSE). There is a lot of internal caching of
results throughout the
Require package. These help with speed and reduce
calls to internet sources. However, sometimes these caches must be purged.
The cached values are renewed when found to be too old, with the age limit.
This maximum age can be set in seconds with the environment variable
R_AVAILABLE_PACKAGES_CACHE_CONTROL_MAX_AGE, or if unset, defaults to 3600
(one hour -- see
Internally, there are calls to