[R] Install package from local zip file

Jeff Newmiller jdnewmil at dcn.davis.CA.us
Sun Jan 6 02:28:45 CET 2013

You really need to ask the developer for support. You haven't indicated where you downloaded it or what instructions you followed, but I got a similar error trying to install  http://pbil.univ-lyon1.fr/software/mareymap/MareyMap_1.0.zip, so it seems a case of stale software. The DESCRIPTION file indicates his email address is rezvoy at biomserv.univ-lyon1.fr.

Since that website appears to be last modified in 2008 and the package itself is dated February 2009 getting support may not be so easy. However, it is licensed under GPL2.0 so if you are interested enough you can fix the bugs yourself with a bit of study if he does not respond.
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Zhangxinzhao <zhao185 at purdue.edu> wrote:

>  I just downloaded the MareyMap: an R-based tool and followed the
>Option1: Click "Packages-Install package(s) from local zip files", it
>the followed error messages:
>> utils:::menuInstallLocal()
>Error in read.dcf(file.path(pkgname, "DESCRIPTION"), c("Package",
>"Type")) : 
>  cannot open the connection
>In addition: Warning message:
>In read.dcf(file.path(pkgname, "DESCRIPTION"), c("Package", "Type")) :
>cannot open compressed file 'MareyMap/DESCRIPTION', probable reason 'No
>such file or directory'
>it still showed the same error message.
>  Did anyone know how to solve this problem?
>  Thanks in advance.
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