[Rd] installling R-devel on Windows

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothend|eck @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Sat Dec 5 15:52:24 CET 2020

I clicked on the download link at
and then opened the downloaded file which starts the installation process.
I specified a new directory that does not exist, R-test, to be sure that
it would not get confused with an old directory.

I repeated this using different directories and on different days.

I tried it from a user and an Admin account.

If I use the exact same procedure to install R-4.0.3patched it works.

I have successfully downloaded and installed R maybe hundreds
of times over the last 10 to 20 years and have never before
encountered this.

On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 9:13 AM Jeroen Ooms <jeroenooms using gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 3:00 PM Gabor Grothendieck
> <ggrothendieck using gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > When I try to install r-devel on Windows all I get is this.  No other
> > files.  This also occurred yesterday as well.
> It just tested it to be sure, but it works fine for me. Are you using
> the official installer from
> https://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/rdevel.html ?
> The default install path is not R-test C:\Program Files\R\R-devel.
> Perhaps you have old files lingering from previous installations that
> cause permission problems during the installation process?

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