[R] XML package not working
istazahn at gmail.com
Tue Oct 22 14:09:12 CEST 2013
I still don't understand why you are downloading it manually. What
happens when you
On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 8:03 AM, Steven Dwayne Randolph
<randolph_steven_d at lilly.com> wrote:
> Duncan... Thank you.
> 1. I am able to download the XML file via my corporate network, other packages without this same issue, even rcurl and bitops which are pre-requisites on the same page as XML.
> 2. I have attempted to download this from my own wifi at home using xfinity/Comcast to my personal pc and still get the same error on this package alone.
> 3. I am genuinely baffled by this package download and install experience.
> 4. I would gladly build this from source, If indeed I could find the source and then use RTools to compile it. That has been unsuccessful as well. Nightmare? Slightly.
> Thanks for your response.....
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Duncan Murdoch [mailto:murdoch.duncan at gmail.com]
> Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2013 12:13 PM
> To: Steven Dwayne Randolph; r-help at r-project.org; Ista Zahn
> Cc: stevendrandolph at aol.com
> Subject: Re: [R] XML package not working
> On 13-10-20 9:23 AM, Steven Dwayne Randolph wrote:
>> My apologies for not conforming to the posting guideline.
>> sysname release version
>> "Windows" "7 x64" "build 7601, Service Pack 1"
>> nodename machine login
>> "xxxxxxNU247BZ1S" "x86-64" "XXXXXX"
>> user effective_user
>> "xxxxxxx" "xxxxxxx"
>> When I attempt to install a local copy of the xml.zip file:
>> in read.dcf(file.path(pkgname, "DESCRIPTION"), c("Package", "Type")) :
>> cannot open the connection
>> In addition: Warning messages:
>> 1: In unzip(zipname, exdir = dest) : error 1 in extracting from zip
>> 2: In read.dcf(file.path(pkgname, "DESCRIPTION"), c("Package", "Type")) :
>> cannot open compressed file 'XML/DESCRIPTION', probable reason 'No such file or directory'
> I think it is pretty clear that the problem is at your end: you aren't downloading the file properly, even though everyone else is. Perhaps you are behind a firewall, or something else is interfering with your downloads?
> Duncan Murdoch
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Duncan Murdoch [mailto:murdoch.duncan at gmail.com]
>> Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2013 8:23 PM
>> To: Steven Dwayne Randolph; r-help at r-project.org
>> Cc: stevendrandolph at aol.com
>> Subject: Re: [R] XML package not working
>> On 13-10-19 3:47 PM, Steven Dwayne Randolph wrote:
>>> I know I cannot be the only one who is not able to install the XML package from CRAN (zip or tar file) Many packages depend on this XML package. Can someone help me either access the source for a good binary? I have received no assistance from the author/developer of the package.
>> It installs fine for me.
>> Duncan Murdoch
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