Yesterday, while Travis was testing rcites
I got this error message for the 3 jobs:
Error: HTTP error 403.
API rate limit exceeded for 126.96.36.199. (But here's the good news: Authenticated requests get a higher rate limit. Check out the documentation for more details.)
Rate limit remaining: 0/60
Rate limit reset at: 2018-11-12 23:24:16 UTC
To increase your GitHub API rate limit
- Use `usethis::browse_github_pat()` to create a Personal Access Token.
- Add `GITHUB_PAT` to your travis settings as an encrypted variable.
The command "Rscript -e 'devtools::install_github(c("r-lib/covr"), build_vignettes = FALSE)'" failed and exited with 1 during .
I was very surprise because:
it was the first time I got this message;
I doubt my activity exceeds the rate limits.
Anyway, I found a few references to this issue, here and there
and I resigned myself to do what the error message suggested, i.e. create a token
usethis looked for when you build
your R package on Travis. It worked, I restarted the build jobs and thew were
successfully completed, but I still do not fully understand what happened 😞.