[R] FYI: Package installation problem with windows

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Dec 29 04:46:57 CET 2007

On Fri, 28 Dec 2007, Owe Jessen wrote:

> Hello,
> maybe this info is helpful for someone else, at least it is a reminder
> for me if the problem should reoccur:
> The last hours R drove me nuts because it wouldn't install new packages,
> or more irritating still: It would chose randomly which packages to
> install when given a list ("unable to move temporary installation" ).
> The solution was to turn of the indexation of folders.

See the rw-FAQ Q4.8.
It is not normal for the Windows' Indexing Service to cause any problems 
here, but enhanced versions can.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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