[R] install problem from Github or downloaded file

Jeff Newmiller jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us
Thu Mar 2 00:30:14 CET 2017

CRAN is notorious for being picky, performing hundreds of quality checks before allowing a package to be shared there. Has it occurred to you that "artyfarty", not having been through CRAN, might simply be broken?

Yes the directories you ask about are only present temporarily while the package is checked and moved into your package library, so they are "temporary" even though they are not in your TMP or TEMP directories. The missing file is almost certainly the R file, not the directory. 
Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.

On March 1, 2017 2:44:40 PM PST, Jianling Fan <fanjianling at gmail.com> wrote:
>Hello everyone,
>I can install packages from CRAN, but I got some problem for
>installing packages from Github or downloaded package files. I got
>this problem in recent weeks.
>> devtools::install_github('bart6114/artyfarty')
>Downloading GitHub repo bart6114/artyfarty at master
>from URL https://api.github.com/repos/bart6114/artyfarty/zipball/master
>Error in utils::unzip(src, exdir = target) :
>  cannot open file
>No such file or directory
>so, I downloaded the package and try to install it from local folder:
>> install.packages("C:/Users/FanJ/Downloads/artyfarty-master.zip",
>repos = NULL, type = "win.binary")
>Error in install.packages : cannot open file
>No such file or directory
>It seems R try to create an extra folder "file2318185d1b3c".
>I googled this problem. some people said it is caused by TMP dir. But
>that seems not my case:
>> Sys.getenv(c("TMP","TEMP","TMPDIR"))
>                            TMP                                    TEMP
>                                 TMPDIR
>> .Options$unzip
>[1] "internal"
>> sessionInfo()
>R version 3.3.2 (2016-10-31)
>Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)
>Running under: Windows 7 x64 (build 7601) Service Pack 1
>[1] LC_COLLATE=English_Canada.1252  LC_CTYPE=English_Canada.1252
>[4] LC_NUMERIC=C                    LC_TIME=English_Canada.1252
>attached base packages:
>[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base
>other attached packages:
> [1] agricolae_1.2-4         Evapotranspiration_1.10 zoo_1.7-14
>      dplyr_0.5.0
> [5] purrr_0.2.2             readr_1.0.0             tidyr_0.6.1
>      tibble_1.2
> [9] ggplot2_2.2.1           tidyverse_1.1.1
>loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
> [1] gtools_3.5.0      reshape2_1.4.2    splines_3.3.2     haven_1.0.0
>      lattice_0.20-34   colorspace_1.3-2
> [7] expm_0.999-1      AlgDesign_1.1-7.3 withr_1.0.2
>foreign_0.8-67    DBI_0.5-1         sp_1.2-4
>[13] modelr_0.1.0      readxl_0.1.1      plyr_1.8.4
>stringr_1.2.0     munsell_0.4.3     combinat_0.0-8
>[19] gtable_0.2.0      rvest_0.3.2       devtools_1.12.0
>memoise_1.0.0     coda_0.19-1       psych_1.6.12
>[25] forcats_0.2.0     curl_2.3          parallel_3.3.2
>spdep_0.6-11      broom_0.4.2       Rcpp_0.12.9
>[31] scales_0.4.1      gdata_2.17.0      jsonlite_1.2
>deldir_0.1-12     mnormt_1.5-5      digest_0.6.12
>[37] klaR_0.6-12       hms_0.3           stringi_1.1.2
>gmodels_2.16.2    grid_3.3.2        tools_3.3.2
>[43] LearnBayes_2.15   magrittr_1.5      lazyeval_0.2.0
>cluster_2.0.5     MASS_7.3-45       Matrix_1.2-8
>[49] xml2_1.1.1        lubridate_1.6.0   assertthat_0.1    httr_1.2.1
>      R6_2.2.0          boot_1.3-18
>[55] git2r_0.18.0      nlme_3.1-131
>Any suggestions?
>Thanks a lot!!
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