[R] errors when installing packages

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 10:53:20 CET 2016

Presumably a problem at your end. Suspicion points to permission settings on the target directory, or virus checkers "helpfully" moving recently created files to a safe place for scrutiny.

(Do you _really_ get errors for "survival" when installing "Hmisc"? It could happen via a dependency, I suppose. If it is just the survival folder that has incorrect owner/permission, you could try removing the folder and reinstalling survival.) 


On 29 Nov 2016, at 00:36 , Chris <chris.barker at barkerstats.com> wrote:

> I'm using R 3.3.1 
> when installing/ updating a library module, for example "Hmisc" I get an error message about "unable to move..."
> cutting/pasting
> survival’ successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checkedWarning: unable to move temporary installation ‘C:\Users\Chris\Documents\R\win-library\3.3\file4681d2a5a2a\survival’ to ‘C:\Users\Chris\Documents\R\win-library\3.3\survival’
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