[R] Windows 7 (Swedish): 'Rcmd INSTALL' fails (SOLVED)

Göran Broström gb at stat.umu.se
Sun Jul 21 10:50:33 CEST 2013

Uwe, thanks!

The switch from "Program" to "Program Files" made it (stupid Windows!).

I tried the "--library=." flag because I got the error message

path[2]="C:/Program/R/R-3.0.1/library": Access denied

without it, and naively thought that I had a permission problem.
This was strange, because I am the administrator of my Windows machines.

BTW, why can't I, as an administrator, install packages in

"C:\Program Files\R\R-3.0.1\library" ?

This is of course a very minor problem, since I never do anything useful 
on Windows machines.


Göran Broström

Uwe Ligges skrev 2013-07-21 00:51:
> On 21.07.2013 00:26, Göran Broström wrote:
>> I am trying to build a Windows zip file of a private package by
>> C:/Program/R/R-3.0.1/bin/x64/Rcmd INSTALL --build --library=.
>> epigen_0.1.tar.gz
> Why --library=. ?
> Do you have appropriate poermissions to do that? In this case, you need
> to start everything with admin priviliges explicitly unless your Windows
> is configured differently.
>> but I get errors like
>> 1: package 'datasets' in options("defaultPackages") was not found
>> and, finally,
>> Error in normalsizePath(path.expand(path), winslash, mustWork) :
>> path[1]="C:/Program/R/R-3.0.1/library/tools": Atkomst nekad
>> (Access denied)
>> This is on a Swedish version of Windows 7. I noticed that the R
>> installer called the installation directory "Program Files" instead of
>> "Program" (despite my effort to change it), so I tried the same thing
> But there is "Program Files", "Program" is just something like a link
> shown by the Windows Explorer that actually points to "Program Files".
>> with an English version of Windows 7 (on another machine), and there
>> everything went as expected.
>> I installed R on both machines today so the setups should be identical,
>> except for the languages. What can be wrong? Can it be a language/path
>> thing?
> Probably not the language but different admin settings.
> Best,
> Uwe Ligges
>> Thanks for any insight!
>> Göran Broström
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