[Rd] Install packages does not work on Win2003 server (PR#7163)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Aug 12 13:58:03 CEST 2004

`Windows 2003 server' is not in the list of supported OSes.  And that is 
both in the README and rw-FAQ.  So if you want to help, we need a patch 
from you -- the maintainers do not that access to such a machine.
(Well, I do, but it is a server which does not allow end users to run 

On Thu, 12 Aug 2004 walke at demogr.mpg.de wrote:

> Full_Name: Rainer Walke
> Version: 1.9.1
> OS: Windows XP
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> I tried to install R 1.9.1 on a network share on a Windows 2003 server. This
> works fine. Then I tried to add some packages. This does not work.
> There is no error message. It seems to hang a while, but then the command prompt
> is back, but no package has been installed.
> If you check the directory rw1091\library then a temporary directory file*
> appears and disappears after a minute.

There are many ways to install packages, both from source and binary.
Please do as the FAQ and posting guide ask, and provide a reproducible 

> If I use a Windows NT client to add the packages at a Windows 2003 server it
> works.
> If I use a Windows XP client to add packages at a Windows NT share it work
> either.
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