[R] Error Downloading Matrix Package

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at pdf.com
Fri Jul 29 18:06:08 CEST 2005

	  I've gotten that error message when trying to update a package I had 
attached.  oops.  (like do-it-yourself lobotomy.)  Then I had to 
"install.packages", because much of it got deleted and it wouldn't work 
any more.
	  spencer graves

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> Possible answers:
> 1) You do not have permission to remove the package from its previous 
> location.
> 2) Windows mistakenly thinks that some file in the package is still open.
> Try deleting the directory from Windows Explorer.  If 2) you may have to 
> log out or reboot Windows before you can do so.
> BTW, my Windows setup updated successfully this morning, so this is indeed 
> a local problem.
> On Fri, 29 Jul 2005, Doran, Harold wrote:
>>I'm trying to update my Matrix package given the update last night. But
>>the following error is generated. I've tried restarting R and deleting
>>my old Matrix package. Can anyone suggest how this might be resolved?
>>trying URL
>>Content type 'application/zip' length 891288 bytes
>>opened URL
>>downloaded 870Kb
>>package 'Matrix' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
>>Error: cannot remove prior installation of package 'Matrix'
>>4: stop(sprintf(gettext("cannot remove prior installation of package
>>      curPkg), domain = NA, call. = FALSE)
>>3: unpackPkg(foundpkgs[okp, 2], foundpkgs[okp, 1], lib, installWithVers)
>>2: .install.winbinary(pkgs = pkgs, lib = lib, contriburl = contriburl,
>>      method = method, available = available, destdir = destdir,
>>      installWithVers = installWithVers, dependencies = dependencies)
>>1: install.packages("Matrix")
>>This is on a Windows XP machine for R 2.11
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