[Rd] installling R-devel on Windows
ggrothend|eck @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Sun Dec 6 16:28:44 CET 2020
I meant on the R devel download page. (I was just installing Rtools40
on another computer.)
On Sun, Dec 6, 2020 at 10:27 AM Gabor Grothendieck
<ggrothendieck using gmail.com> wrote:
> I tried it from another computer and it did work. Is there some way
> of installing R devel using the analog of the R --vanilla flag so that I can
> do it in a reproducible manner. It seems to remember prior settings
> and maybe that is a problem although one would not expect a setting
> that could lead to what occurs. I don't see anything documenting flags
> on the Rtools40 page.
> On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 9:52 AM Gabor Grothendieck
> <ggrothendieck using gmail.com> wrote:
> > I clicked on the download link at
> > https://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/rdevel.html
> > 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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