[R] installing packages from CRAN, is this approach stupid?
Friedrich.Leisch at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Thu Nov 29 18:43:10 CET 2001
>>>>> On 29 Nov 2001 09:33:24 -0800,
>>>>> A J Rossini (AJR) wrote:
> In order to quickly install lots ("all") of CRAN packages on a nice
> new machine here, I did the following:
> 1. Is this sensible (other than the obvious, "who needs everything"?)
if you know what you're doing: yes ... BUT
this will probably fail for some packages where you don't have the
appropriate header files etc (the database and GIS packages come to mind).
> 2. Should this be made easier to do (added as a possible option)?
I thought about it and didn't add the option because I'm frightened
that a lot of people will try it and the file bug reports because some
packages don't install properly due to the above reasons -> I don't
want to make it too easy (and people knowing what they do probably
figure out the above line anyway).
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