Re: [Rd] RE: Lattice update error (PR#7423)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu 16 Dec 2004 - 07:37:43 EST

`They' will point you at the rw-FAQ Q3.8 which explains this.

On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 gunter.berton@gene.com wrote:

> OK. Sorry to have bothered you. It may well have been the namespace issue, a
> subtlety that I would have been unaware of. Thanks. I've cc'ed this to
> r-bugs in case there is anything they wish to do about it.
>
> -- Bert Gunter
>
>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Deepayan Sarkar [mailto:deepayan@stat.wisc.edu]
>> Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 12:05 PM
>> To: Berton Gunter
>> Subject: Re: Lattice update error
>>
>> On Wednesday 15 December 2004 13:51, you wrote:
>>> Deepayan:
>>>
>>> I believe you are the lattice package maintainer and so should
>>> receive this:
>>>
>>> I just received the following error on trying to update the lattice
>>> package: (Win2K, R 2.0.1)
>>>
>>> Error: Can not remove prior installation of package 'lattice'
>>>
>>> The prior installation was the immediately preceding
>> lattice version.
>>> I then had to exit R and manually delete lattice from the library
>>> directory (I could not do it when R was open, even though
>> lattice was
>>> not on my search list). I then restarted R and installed lattice
>>> without problems.
>>
>> Well, I don't see how this can be due to a bug in lattice. If you can
>> reproduce this, you should probably report it to r-devel.
>>
>> I'm not sure how update.packages() works on Windows, but this
>> might be a
>> permissions problem, or maybe you had some package loaded that was
>> using the lattice namespace (like nlme, for instance), in
>> which case it
>> wouldn't show up on the search path even though it were in use.
>>
>> Deepayan
>>
>>
>
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