[OT] Re: [R] Error with 1.9.0 - Invalid HOMEDRIVE

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Wed Apr 21 08:35:12 CEST 2004

David Scott wrote:

> On Tue, 20 Apr 2004, Brett Melbourne wrote:
>>That exact same thing is happening to me too. It seems to be intermittent.
>>After a reboot, it might (but might not) fix itself. My older versions of R
>>also no longer work. R1.8.1 fails with the windows message "R for Windows
>>GUI front-end has encountered a problem and needs to close.  We are sorry
>>for the inconvenience."
>>This appears to have occured to me after installing the latest Microsoft
>>Windows critical updates. I have reinstalled R1.8.1 and R1.9.0 to no avail.
>>None of the other programs on my computer are affected, only R.
>>Is anybody else experiencing this?
> Yes. With 1.8.1 if the updates are installed R fails as you indicate. If 
> the updates are taken off it works again. Bit of a problem here because 
> the University IT Security runs checks on the updates and complains to 
> users who don't have them installed.

Yep. Those updates are a problem. We have seen bluescreens (!) on 
machines running a directCD service on startup. So not only R is 
affected. I guess Microsoft will provide updates within the next few months.

Uwe Ligges

>>Brett Melbourne, Postdoctoral Fellow
>>Biological Invasions IGERT www.cpb.ucdavis.edu/bioinv
>>Center for Population Biology, Storer Hall
>>University of California Davis CA 95616
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