Unable to install some packages in R

The repository has 3.6 in it,
And I can see what happened… This Forum software abbreviated the URL even though it was enclosed in CODE tags… I don’t remember that happening before, is probably a newly introduced bug

Don’t copy the following URL,
Copy the <link> of the URL… Typically you can Rt-click on the link and see the appropriate option, the exact wording would depend on the web browser you’re using.


So, you should build your URL string in 3 parts…
First the zypper command

zypper ar -f

Then paste the above URL,
Then a space and then enter a name for your repository, I simply suggest


Then you should refresh which should find the metadata and prompt you to accept the GPG key.
After that, you should be able to install R, maybe simply doing a “zypper update” might be sufficient since you presumably already installed all the R packages for 3.5 but can’t compile.


Nice. Now I have got the most recent R version:

version             _                           
platform       x86_64-suse-linux-gnu       
arch           x86_64                      
os             linux-gnu                   
system         x86_64, linux-gnu           
major          3                           
minor          6.1                         
year           2019                        
month          07                          
day            05                          
svn rev        76782                       
language       R                           
version.string R version 3.6.1 (2019-07-05)

With that it still did not work. I additionally installed libopenssl-devel and R-xml2 and the installation of “devtools” went through. I haven’t started working with the package, but I guess the problem is solved now.
Thanks for your help and sorry for late reply.