[Rd] IdntoAscii issue with KERNEL32.dll on 64-bit R on Windows Server 2003 x64 SP2
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Wed May 6 18:44:44 CEST 2015
On 06/05/2015 10:57 AM, Vinh Nguyen wrote:
> Dear list,
> With the new R 3.2.0 on the aforementioned platform, I get the following
> pop-up error when I enter "?update.packages" using R64:
> "The procedure entry point IdnToAscii could not be located in the dynamic
> link library KERNEL32.dll"
> That is, my command never gets executed. This does NOT happen with R32.
> I previously noticed this error starting with R 3.0.0 with the RCurl
> package (1.95-4.5): I get the same issue when I execute "library(RCurl)" in
> R64. This happened subsequently for every version > 3. I always thought
> it was an RCurl issue so I just dropped to R 2.15.1 whenever I needed to
> use it.
> However, I now see this error with R 3.2.0 with the simple command
> (?update.packages as it tries to access internet.dll).
> My guess is this is specific to Windows Server 2003 x64 as it does not
> happen on my Windows 7 machine and that I did not find anything when
> searching for this issue. I thought I'd reach out just in case anyone has
> any ideas on how to fix it. I'm stuck on Windows Server 2003 because it is
> a work server. Thanks so much for your help.
On the MSDN page for that function, it mentions that you need a header
file and DLL to use it in XP or Server 2003. You might try downloading
the DLL to see if it works for you automagically; I think it's unlikely
we will put in code to special case that version in the general release
of R, as Microsoft is abandoning it as of July this year.
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