How-to | Point DSS to a CRAN mirror#

You can configure DSS to point to a CRAN mirror. One example is accessing a local repository when working offline.


Configuring access to custom package repositories requires administrator rights.

To instruct Pip to point to a specific package repository:

  1. Navigate to Administration > Settings > Misc.

  2. In Extra options > CRAN mirror URL, specify the URL.

In our example, we’ve used a public mirror, however, you could also point to a locally hosted repository.


You do not need to restart DSS for these changes to take effect.

Extra options for 'pip install' in the Misc. section of the administrator settings.

When R code environments attempt to install new packages, DSS points to the CRAN mirror you specified.