[R] Failed installWithVers from local tar.gz
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Oct 4 11:30:57 CEST 2012
On 03/10/2012 20:42, kkarr wrote:
> I am having trouble installing a previous version of a package, and multiple
> version of the package in R 2.12 or 2.15. I have download the tar.gz
> packages from the CRAN archive, and created an folder holding all the files.
> installWithVers= TRUE)
installWithVers was made obsolete years ago. And you really do not want
to install to the directory containing the tarballs.
> I have received several different errors, depending on which version of R I
> am using
> Version 2.12:
This list does not support ancient versions of R (and as the posting
guide says, there was no '2.12'). Please update as you were asked to do
> warning: unable to access index for repository
> 'lib = "~/Documents/Rtools/dir/of/pkgs/"' is not writable
Whatever instructions you are following are misleading you. Use the
official manuals instead.
> Thanks for any thought.
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