[Rd] Packages | Install >Cancel gives error msg in Windows GUI (PR#8000)

ggrothendieck@gmail.com ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 17:46:40 CEST 2005

Full_Name: G. Grothendieck
Version: R version 2.1.1, 2005-06-23
OS: Windows XP
Submission from: (NULL) (

In the Windows GUI, choosing the Packages Menu, then Install and then 
clicking on Cancel gives an error message saying that nothing was specified
to be installed:

> utils:::menuInstallPkgs()
Error in install.packages(NULL, .libPaths()[1], dependencies = TRUE, type =
type) : 
        no packages were specified

however, its not erroneous -- we intended not to install anything.  That
is why we pressed Cancel.

This was discussed on r-devel.  See:


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