package ‘packports’ is not available for R version 3.6.1

Hi everyone,
I wanted to load the installed package MVN from my library, but I got an error message 'no package backports' available. When I tried to install this one, I got a message, that the 'backports' package isn't available for R version 3.6.1.

My question: Do I have an other option to use MVN (without 'backports') or does exist a version of 'backports', which works for R version 3.6.1?
(I use a Mac product with system software Mojave, if that's relevant)

I really hope somebody can help me here.

Thanks in advance and kind regards.

Hi, welcome!
I can't replicate your issue, backports package is indeed available for R 3.6.1 maybe you are just making a typo (like you did in your topic title by typing packports) try installing with this exact same command


I checked it, but it wasn't a typo. Anyway, thanks a lot!

Could you post the whole error message you get when you try to install the package?

In the meantime I got an Input from other side to check internet access. I didn't consider this option at all, even though we actually had such problems this week.
I don't know what was the problem exactly, but now it works smoothly.


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