[R] uninstall problem
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Mar 16 17:57:56 CET 2002
On Sat, 16 Mar 2002 ggrothendieck at yifan.net wrote:
> On 16 Mar 2002 at 7:03, Prof Brian D Ripley wrote:
> > On Sat, 16 Mar 2002 ggrothendieck at yifan.net wrote:
> > >
> > > Under Windows 2000 I installed R 1.4.0 some time ago. I then
> > > installed R 1.4.1 just now. If I
> > >
> > > hit the Windows Start button
> > > select Programs from the menu that appears
> > > select R from the menu that appears
> > >
> > > then I get a menu with
> > >
> > > R 1.4.0
> > > R 1.4.1
> > > R 1.4.0 Help
> > > R 1.4.1 Help
> > > Uninstall R for Windows
> > >
> > > If I select Uninstall R for Windows it uninstalls R 1.4.1 but
> > > I want to uninstall 1.4.0 . How do I do that? There does
> > > not appear to be separate uninstalls for the two versions.
> > You go to the 1.4.0 directory and run Uninstall.exe. This and related
> > issues are covered in the rw-FAQ in R-devel (1.5.0 to be).
> > BTW, the behaviour is quite common for Windows applications.
> This works but
> 1. there are stil some files left including some dot files and
> the library directory hierarchy. I guess you have to delete
> them by hand?
It only deletes files it installed.
> 2. the Start | Programs | R | Uninstall R for Windows
> menu item disappeas do it won't be possible to use it for 1.4.1
> It seems you have to uninstall 1.4.0 before installling
> 1.4.1 if you want to be able to rely on the uninstall in the
> Start | Programs | R menu
Indeed. That's what the R-devel rw-FAQ item recommends, and again, is
common for Windows programs.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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