[Rd] Bug in versioned install (was: (fwd) R-1.7.0 : Problem withDownloading "dse") (PR#2827)

Henrik Bengtsson hb at maths.lth.se
Fri Apr 25 19:21:17 MEST 2003

A patch for install.packages() can be loaded as


All fixes are done to the local function unpackPkg() of
install.packages(). The fix is based on the assumption that a bundle (in
zip format) contains directories for packages  , which in turn contains
the DESCRIPTION files needed. Is this assumption correct?! I also made
the temporary directory to be deleted using on.exit() to make the error
recovering a little bit nicer.

Henrik Bengtsson

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> Subject: [Rd] Bug in versioned install (was: (fwd) R-1.7.0 : 
> Problem withDownloading "dse") (PR#2827)
> The reason dse won't install is because of the new versioned 
> install code.  It assumes that it's dealing with a plain 
> package, and doesn't handle bundles properly.
> Robert, could you look at that?  
> A workaround is as follows.  After the install.packages call 
> fails with this message
> >Error in file(file, "r") : unable to open connection
> >In addition: Warning message:
> >cannot open file `dse/DESCRIPTION' 
> you are left with a temporary directory in $RHOME/library 
> named something like $RHOME/library/file14752 (the number at 
> the end will vary).
> This directory will contain subdirectories dse1, dse2, 
> setRNG, and tframe.  
> If you move those four subdirectories up a level to 
> $RHOME/library, then dse will work.
> Duncan Murdoch
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