[Rd] iconv.dll needed in addition to Riconv.dll for package XML (PR#13748)

ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Mon Jun 8 15:40:12 CEST 2009

Please install from the "CRAN extras" repository (where you will find a 
working copy) and do NOT report a bug in R that is not a bug in R but in 
a contributed package / the package repository.

Uwe Ligges

osiander.meixner at hp.com wrote:
> Full_Name: Osiander Meixner
> Version: 2.9.0 (2009-04-17)
> OS: Windows Vista Enterprise, 32bit, SP1
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> package XML_2.5-1
>> library(XML) throws an error window saying:
> "
> RGui: RGui.exe - Unable to Locate Component
> This application has failed to start becuase iconv.dll was not found.
> Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
> "
> RGui then reports this:
>  Error in inDL(x, as.logical(local), as.logical(now), ...) :
>    unable to load shared library 'c:/R/R-2.9.0/library/XML/libs/XML.dll':
>    LoadLibrary failure:  The specified module could not be found.
>  Error : .onLoad failed in 'loadNamespace' for 'XML'
>  Error: package/namespace load failed for 'XML'
> Indeed the error messages triggered by library(XML) seems to be a side effect of
> a dll naming issue. This issue can be solve by _adding_ a copy of 
> Riconv.dll  renamed as    iconv.dll
> and restarting RGui
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