Re: [Rd] Unattended Windows installation of R modified with v2.1.1

From: Henrik Bengtsson <>
Date: Thu 23 Jun 2005 - 18:58:05 GMT

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> Well, rw2011.exe does install the default set of components for me, and 
> nothing has changed in the last few days.
> Note that Inno Setup does pick up default options from a previously 
> installed version of R, so that might be the explanation.  (It might even
> do so if one had already been uninstalled: the docs are not clear about 
> this.)
> Specifying /COMPONENTS is probably what you want to do to be sure.

Thanks for this. All good to know. It could be that I actually installed a patch version (over an previous patch version) and that I did this "attended" without selecting "devel", but I cannot remember. I'll keep an eye on it for the next time.


> On Thu, 23 Jun 2005, Henrik Bengtsson wrote:

>> FYI, I just noticed that an unattended Windows installation of R v2.1.1
>> patched (2005-06-22), that is,
>> rw2011pat.exe /silent /sp- /norestart
>> no longer installs the perl scripts INSTALL, build check and so on (I
>> think this is the flag "Source Package Installation Files" in InnoSetup.
>> It used to do this as I can remember. I have not tried
>> /COMPONENTS="comma separated list of component names"
>> set the initial list of components: Components are named main, chtml,
>> html, latex, manuals, refman, libdocs, devel, tcl, mbcs, Rd and trans.
>> from the rw-FAQ.html, which will probably do what I want.
>> If this modification was not intended, I just want to make the
>> maintainer of the R Windows InnoSetup script (Duncan M and Brian R?)
>> aware of it.
>> Cheers
>> Henrik
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