Re: [Rd] RFC install.packages() changes

From: Gabor Grothendieck <>
Date: Mon 08 Nov 2004 - 05:56:36 EST

Prof Brian Ripley <ripley <at>> writes:

: install/update.packages() in R-devel has been enhanced in a few ways,
: notably to handle multiple repositories, and to allow packages to be
: reinstalled under the current version of R.

The change to updating that I would like would be to check before downloading whether the package is open. Right now using the update menu item in Windows it checks afterwards and if its open fails which means that one has to do the download all over again. If it failed before downloading it would save some wasted downloads. mailing list Received on Mon Nov 08 06:02:21 2004

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