[Rd] windows dse bundle install problem

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Feb 3 08:27:22 CET 2005

It works for me on R 2.0.1 and Windows XP (and also R-devel).

That message is seen very occasionally and usually indicates a Windows 
file-system problem: it used to happen more with Win98 than with 2000/XP.

Both / and \ are legal and interchangeable in Windows paths, so that is a 
red herring.

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005, Paul Gilbert wrote:

> I rarely use Windows, so perhaps this is a question for r-help but I don't 
> think so.
>> install.packages("dse")
> trying URL `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/PACKAGES'
> Content type `text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1' length 24873 bytes
> opened URL
> downloaded 24Kb
> trying URL 
> `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/dse_2005.1-1.zip'
> Content type `application/zip' length 1570336 bytes
> opened URL
> downloaded 1533Kb
> bundle 'dse' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
> Delete downloaded files (y/N)? y
> updating HTML package descriptions
> Warning message:
> unable to move temp installation 
> 'C:/PROGRA~1/R/rw2001/library\file1104/tframe' to 
> 'C:/PROGRA~1/R/rw2001/library/tframe'
>> library()
> Two packages in the bundle installed ok, but tframe did not. I'm not sure why 
> there is a backslash after the first library and nowhere else.
> Is this a user error or a bug?

A bug in Windows.

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