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

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jun 25 11:15:07 CEST 2002

On Mon, 24 Jun 2002 ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Jun 2002, Liaw, Andy wrote:
> > Can I vote to have this added to rw-FAQ?  A colleague and I both ran into
> > this problem recently.  It makes sense when you realized what happened, but
> > the cause was not immediately obvious given the symptoms.
> Already done (in R-devel) *and* install.packages() checks and gives you an
> informative warning message.
> Strange that it has only emerged as a problem recently.  It might be that
> the old unzip.dll-based unpacking just failed without warning.

Confirmed for 1.4.1, which silently did not update an in-use DLL.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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