[R] Problems installing data package on Windows

From: Erick Rocha Fonseca <erick.fonseca_at_fgv.br>
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2010 10:02:37 -0300

Dear all,

I'm having difficulties installing a package on Windows. It has only R data files, no code. I've built it on a Linux platform and installed it there without problems. When I tried installing the .tar.gz on Windows, via install.packages, I got the following errors:

Error in gzfile(file, "r") : unable to open connection In addition: Warning message:
1: In unzip(zipname, exdir = dest) :
  error 1 in extracting from zip file
2: In gzfile(file, "r") :
  cannot open compressed file 'pkgname.tar.gz/DESCRIPTION', probable reason 'No such file or directory'

After searching in the web, I tried installing the Rtools kit. The problem with install.packages remains, but I managed to install it with R CMD INSTALL. What could be wrong with install.packages? As far as I understood, installing a package without source code shouldn't need the resources in Rtools.


Erick Fonseca

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