[R] getting R 1.8 or 1.9 to work!?

Brett Melbourne bamelbourne at ucdavis.edu
Mon Apr 26 20:02:25 CEST 2004

It's a bug in windows critical update KB835732.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Duncan Murdoch" <dmurdoch at pair.com>
To: "Brett Melbourne" <bamelbourne at ucdavis.edu>
Cc: <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2004 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: [R] Bug? (Fatal error: INVALID HOMEDRIVE)

> I put up a little web page
> http://www.murdoch-sutherland.com/HOMEPATH.html
> describing this bug in KB835732.  Can you let me know if your
> experience with it matches my description?  
> For newcomers reading this, the symptoms are that R fails to start.
> In version 1.9.0 the error message is usually "Fatal Error: INVALID
> HOMEDRIVE".  The patched version of 1.9.0 can deal with the bug; the
> workaround in earlier ones is to put something like "R_USER=c:/" on
> the command line that starts R.
> Duncan Murdoch

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