[Rd] Packages | Install >Cancel gives error msg in Windows GUI (PR#8002)

murdoch@stats.uwo.ca murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Fri Jul 8 18:55:50 CEST 2005

On 7/8/2005 11:46 AM, ggrothendieck at gmail.com wrote:
> 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:
> https://www.stat.math.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2005-July/033923.html

My conclusion there was that this error message should not be appearing, 
but it's not worth my time to fix.  I'll move this bug report to the 

If someone wants to submit a patch to fix it, I'll look at it.

Duncan Murdoch

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