[Rd] Re: [R] case-insensitive ZIP

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
Date: Tue 02 Nov 2004 - 19:14:29 EST

Primer, Jeremy (FID) wrote:

> A development note:
> In the function "install.packages", it would be helpful to those of us
> who have atypical installations and install manually from ZIP files to

> have
> pkgnames <- sub("\\.zip$", "", pkgnames)
> replaced with
> pkgnames <- sub("\\.zip$", "", pkgnames, ignore.case = TRUE)
> because the contributed zipfiles are ZIPfiles. The routine did not work
> for me out of the box.

[moved to R-devel]

Hmmm. Recent versions of R require correctly installed versions (using R CMD INSTALL) of the packages. It is hard work to get a file called *.ZIP (rather than *.zip) that contains a valid binary package for Windows. I'd vote against such a change, since the recent behaviour suggests perfectly well that the file probably won't work.

Uwe Ligges

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