[R] problem with package binaries

Renaud Lancelot lancelot at sentoo.sn
Tue May 7 21:11:01 CEST 2002

> > I have problems to install some of the packages dowloaded from CRAN
> > (whatever the procedure: install from CRAN or from local zip file). I
> > noticed this today, while running update.packages().
> >
> > > install.packages("G:/Zip/R/1.5.0/Contrib/chron.zip", .libPaths()[1], CRAN = NULL)
> > Error in zip.unpack(pkg, lib) : cannot open file
> > E:/PROGRAMS/RW1050/library/chron/libs/chron.dll
> Is it possible that you have loaded the package with
>  library(chron)
> (or by loading another package that implicitly load chron)
> before installing the new version?
> So maybe the file is locked?
> Uwe Ligges

That's it ! I have declared the chron library (as well as lattice) in
Rprofile ==> it is locked when I try to update it. Sorry for this stupid
mistake, and thanks for the hint.


Dr Renaud Lancelot, vétérinaire
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