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

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Apr 25 19:40:59 MEST 2003

On Fri, 25 Apr 2003, Paul Gilbert wrote:

> Henrik Bengtsson wrote:
> > A patch for install.packages() can be loaded as
> > 
> >  
> > source("http://www.maths.lth.se/help/R/patches/rw1070/install.packages.R
> > ")
> > 
> > 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
> When I put the bundle together, the bundle directory contains a 
> DESCRIPTION file, and each package subdirectory contains a file
> DESCRIPTION.in. At some point the DESCRIPTION and DESCRIPTION.in files 
> are cat'ed together in each package directory (but not by me). So, the 
> assumption may be correct at some point in the process, put it is not 
> correct at the beginning.

It is true of a binary INSTALL of a bundle, the issue here.

However, this bug is supposed to be already fixed in R-patched, I believe.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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