[BioC] problem installing XML

Anthony Bosco [guest] guest at bioconductor.org
Wed Mar 26 05:44:15 CET 2014

Dear BioC,

I am having some difficulty installing XML. 

Please see below for error message and session info..

Best regards,


> setInternet2(TRUE)
> source("http://bioconductor.org/biocLite.R")
Bioconductor version 2.13 (BiocInstaller 1.12.0), ?biocLite for help
> biocLite("XML")
BioC_mirror: http://bioconductor.org
Using Bioconductor version 2.13 (BiocInstaller 1.12.0), R version 3.0.2.
Installing package(s) 'XML'
trying URL 'http://cran.fhcrc.org/bin/windows/contrib/3.0/XML_3.98-1.1.zip'
Content type 'application/zip' length 4288136 bytes (4.1 Mb)
opened URL
downloaded 4.1 Mb

Error in read.dcf(file.path(pkgname, "DESCRIPTION"), c("Package", "Type")) : 
  cannot open the connection
In addition: Warning messages:
1: In download.file(url, destfile, method, mode = "wb", ...) :
  downloaded length 4259840 != reported length 4288136
2: In unzip(zipname, exdir = dest) : error 1 in extracting from zip file
3: In read.dcf(file.path(pkgname, "DESCRIPTION"), c("Package", "Type")) :
  cannot open compressed file 'XML/DESCRIPTION', probable reason 'No such file or directory'

 -- output of sessionInfo(): 

R version 3.0.2 (2013-09-25)
Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)

[1] LC_COLLATE=English_Australia.1252  LC_CTYPE=English_Australia.1252    LC_MONETARY=English_Australia.1252 LC_NUMERIC=C                       LC_TIME=English_Australia.1252    

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     

other attached packages:
[1] BiocInstaller_1.12.0

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] tools_3.0.2

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