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

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Fri Aug 13 08:55:30 CEST 2004

Walke, Rainer wrote:

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From:	Uwe Ligges [SMTP:ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de]
>>Sent:	Thursday, August 12, 2004 5:38 PM
>>To:	Walke, Rainer
>>Cc:	R-devel
>>Subject:	Re: [Rd] (PR#7163) Install packages does not work on Win2003
>>Walke, Rainer wrote:
>>>	>a) It works for me.
>>>	>b) If it works for you on some Windows versions but not on others,
>>>	>do you think it is a bug in R?
>>>	It is the first of our application that shows this problem. At least
>>>as far as I know.
>>>	The installation of R works without any problem, only the addition
>>>of further packages does not. What is the difference between both
>>>installation parts? Of course you may ask what is the difference between
>>>Windows NT and Windows XP as client system. And you may ask what is the
>>>difference between a Windows NT and a Windows 2003 file server?
>>>	Is R using a piece of code that Windows XP sends wrong to a Windows
>>>2003 file server?
>>>	>Quite probably something is not set up correctly either in your 
>>>	>configuration of Windows (permissions, quota, ...) or in the 
>>>	>configuration of R (do you have set another library path to install
>>>	>Please tell us the way you tried to install the package.
>>>	>Uwe Ligges
>>>	What I did, was "Install packages from local zip files..."
>>>	Best,
>>>	Rainer Walke
> 	> Is the share form which R has been started mounted on a drive
> letter or 
> 	> do you start via the UNC path?
> 	> Which package is it? Does it also happen for CRAN packages?
> 	> I guess any security setting either on the Server or the client
> are 
> 	> blocking the installation. But it is really hard to guess what it
> really 
> 	> is... You might want to ask your local IT stuff.
> 	> Uwe Ligges
> 	Thanks for your e-mail message. Yes, the share has been mounted on a
> drive letter P.
> 	Unfortunately, it happens for all packages starting from abind...
> 	And it happens if I load a package directly from CRAN as well.
> 	Do you know which part of the R code creates this temporary file*
> directories in the library subdirectory?

Yes, really not hard to find: The second call within function 
unpackPkg() in install.packages().

Uwe Ligges

> 	Rainer Walke
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