[R] R 2.9 and XML

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Wed May 6 10:38:20 CEST 2009

Ian Kennedy wrote:
>> After I installed R 2.9.0 my XML package cannot load; I get an error
> "This
>> application has failed to start because iconv.dll was not found.
>> Re-installing the application may fix this problem". I already
> re-installed
>> both but the problem persists. Does anyone know what is going on? I would
>> appreciate any help. Thanks a lot
> I had this problem (after installing XML through install.packages() ) and
> worked around it by making a copy of Riconv.dll (in the R-2.9.0/biin
> directory) and naming it iconv.dll. The XML package seems to be working
> now, but I'd like to know if there's a better way.

Please re-install XML. A recompiled binary version is available from 
CRANextras that does work with R-2.9.0.

Uwe Ligges

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