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

Marc R. Feldesman feldesmanm at pdx.edu
Tue Jun 25 16:26:29 CEST 2002

At 12:05 AM 6/25/2002, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:
 >current issue is that Windows should not be able to overwrite a DLL
 >which is in use.  This is happening completely consistently for me on
 >Windows XP and on my sole remaining 2000 box, on 1.5.0 and 1.5.1.
 >I would check that the DLLs did actually get updated (look at the version
 >tab on the properties dialog box, then `File version').
 >Unfortunately the problem may result in partial updating, so if it
 >happens, re-install the packages (and don't just run update again).

You're mostly right again.  When I rechecked the Windows 2000 box, MASS was 
still at an earlier version, as was cluster, but rpart had fully updated to 
the current version despite being loaded at run time.  I reran a --vanilla 
session and both VR and cluster updated correctly.

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