[Rd] Graphical option to update.packages in development version (build of the 2011-07-31 r56569) for Windows not working properly

Mark Difford mark_difford at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Aug 4 16:24:18 CEST 2011

Dear R-core/development-team,

The problem noted in the subject-line has been a problem in the last three
development versions of R for Windows that I have downloaded and tested, the
most recent of them being a version I downloaded this morning.

Update.packages() using the graphical option, i.e. called as

update.packages(ask='graphics', checkBuilt=TRUE)

does not work as it should, but presents a list of all of the installed
packages, regardless of version/time-stamp.

The call


works as it should.

> sessionInfo()
R Under development (unstable) (2011-07-31 r56569)
Platform: x86_64-pc-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)

[1] LC_COLLATE=English_South Africa.1252  LC_CTYPE=English_South Africa.1252   
[3] LC_MONETARY=English_South Africa.1252 LC_NUMERIC=C                         
[5] LC_TIME=English_South Africa.1252    

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] tools_2.14.0

Mark Difford (Ph.D.)
Research Associate
Botany Department
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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