[BioC] load AnnBuilder and install XML

John Zhang jzhang at jimmy.harvard.edu
Thu Mar 17 15:18:10 CET 2005

>I've downloaded and installed AnnBuilder. When I loaded it, I was told that 
>the dependent package XML had not been installed.
>According to the manual of AnnBuilder, the XML package can be found in 
>CRAN. But I can't find a windows binary there. Instead, I went to 
>http://www.omegahat.org/RSXML/index.html and downloaded XML_0.97-0.zip 
>I used the menu of "install packages from local zip file" and it seemed 
>that I've installed XML sucessfully:
>package 'XML' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
>updating HTML package descriptions
>But then when I loaded AnnBuilder, I still got:
>> library(AnnBuilder)
>Loading required package: Biobase 
>Loading required package: tools 
>Welcome to Bioconductor 
>         Vignettes contain introductory material.  To view, 
>         simply type: openVignette() 
>         For details on reading vignettes, see
>         the openVignette help page.
>Loading required package: XML 
>Error in library(pkg, character.only = TRUE, logical = TRUE, lib.loc = 
>lib.loc) : 
>        'XML' is not a valid package -- installed < 2.0.0?
>I'm using R 2.0.1 actually.
>Is there something wrong with windows version of XML?

The XML package was built using an earlier version of R. You may have to rebuild 
it under R 2.0.1.

>Thanks a lot!
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Jianhua Zhang
Department of Medical Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
44 Binney Street
Boston, MA 02115-6084

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