[R] Upgrade R?
girit at comcast.net
Wed Nov 16 15:22:02 CET 2011
Thank you. It is useful advice. I found the method which eliminates
copying the library after new installation given at by Tal at
he-r-code-to-do-it-on-windows/ very effective. But my problem and some
others was not being able to remove the old installation buy running
unins000.exe. We experience an error "Internal error: Cannot find
utCompiledCode record for this version of uninstaller". So we had to remove
the program and clean the registry manually. This might be due to 1) We
install R and statconn using "RAndFriendsSetup2140V3.2-1-1" package from
http://rcom.univie.ac.at/ 2) Tal's scripts that create the external library
and copy the contents after the new installation might do something causing
this error. Duncan tried the installation on his Window 7 x64 system and did
not have any problems removing the old installation.
From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On
Behalf Of John C Frain
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 4:22 PM
To: Rainer M Krug
Cc: r-help at r-project.org; Kevin Burton
Subject: Re: [R] Upgrade R?
Generally I have several versions of R installed on any PC running Windows 7
and have never had any problem choosing which version of R was to be the
default one. In the past the updated version did not always register as the
default but there was and is a utility RSetReg.exe in the bin directory of
each distribution which appeared to solve the problem. RStudio, Vincent's
Goulet's emacs package for Windows and several other windows GUIs have
facilities for setting the sefault R to use.
When installing an upgrade I do the following
1 Download and install the new version
2 Rename the library directory in the new distribution to librarytemp
3 Copy the library from the old version to the new distribution.
4 Copy/Move the contents of librarytemp to this library directory (I want
to keep the updated base packages)
5 When I am satisfied that the old version is no longer required I uninstall
it either from the start menu or the unins000.exe utility in the r
distribution. When this is run any remaing files in the R distribution may
I have never had any r related problems with this procedure. (I have had
problems with an anti-virus program but that is another matter.
On 15 November 2011 08:58, Rainer M Krug <r.m.krug at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 9:23 PM, Kevin Burton
<rkevinburton at charter.net>wrote:
>> I am trying to upgrade to R 2.14 from R 2.13.1 I have compied all the
>> libraries from the 'library' directory in my existing installation
>> (2.13.1) to the installed R 2.14. Now I want to uninstall the old
>> installation (R
>> 2.13.1) and I get the error:
>> Internal Error: Cannot find utCompiledCode record for this version of
>> the uninstaller.
> What I would try: reinstall the old version and then uninstall it - I
> remember that similar approaches worked while I was still using
> windows (Windows 2000) ... luckily long time ago.
>> Any ideas?
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