[R] An "update.packages()" problem?

Marc Feldesman feldesmanm at pdx.edu
Mon Jun 24 23:30:35 CEST 2002

It isn't consistent across Windows platforms.  I first encountered it on 
Windows XP Pro in 1.5.1.  However, I just updated one of my Windows 2000 
(SP2) boxes to 1.5.1.  After updating to 1.5.1 and moving my .RData and 
Rprofile files to the newer version, I proceeded to run an 
update.packages() with MASS, rpart, and cluster loaded from a .First() 
function.  All packages updated without difficulty.  A quick check of 
installed.packages reveals that I now have the current versions of all 

I'm not really certain what the issue is.  It doesn't consistently 
occur.  When it does, running with the --vanilla switch does allow the 
updates to take place.

At 07:02 PM 6/24/2002 +0000, Renaud Lancelot wrote:
>I first noticed it with 1.5.0 (Windows 9x).
>Marc Feldesman wrote:
> >
> > Is this a change from earlier versions?  I haven't run into this problem
> > prior to version 1.5.1 (Windows).
> >

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