Re: [R] Installing a Package tar.gz in windows

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.tu-dortmund.de>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 15:35:53 +0200

On 29.03.2011 14:21, Luis Felipe Parra wrote:
> Brian and Duncan. Thank you for your help. What I actually am trying to
> install is fPortfolioSolver, and symphony is the only package I am missing
> in order to be able to complete the installation. Do you know by any chance
> what could I do about this?

Try to patch SYMPHONY in a way that it cn be build with the toolchain recommended in the manuals. Note that neither the Rsymphony maintainers nor the maintainer for Windows binary packages on CRAN succeeded so far.

Uwe Ligges

>
> Thank you
> Felipe Parra
>
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 8:07 PM, Prof Brian Ripley<ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>wrote:
>
>> On Tue, 29 Mar 2011, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>>
>> On 11-03-28 6:41 PM, Luis Felipe Parra wrote:
>>>
>>>> Duncan I have been trying to work out the solution you gave me but I
>>>> haven't really got to sort it out. I tried first the option with install
>>>> packages and got this:
>>>>
>>>> > filename<- file.choose()
>>>> > filename
>>>> [1]
>>>> "C:\\Users\\Hp\\Documents\\R\\win-library\\2.12\\Rsymphony_0.1-12.tar.gz
>>>> > install.packages(filename, type="source", repos=NULL)
>>>> Installing package(s) into ‘C:\Users\Hp\Documents/R/win-library/2.12’
>>>> (as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
>>>> * installing *source* package 'Rsymphony' ...
>>>> ERROR: configuration failed for package 'Rsymphony'
>>>>
>>>
>>> This is the important message. It says Rsymphony can't be installed on
>>> your system, because you're missing something it needs. You might get more
>>> information if you run this on the command line, but basically you need to
>>> read the system requirements for the package and follow them. The one I see
>>> when I look at it on CRAN is:
>>>
>>> SYMPHONY for Windows (sources included for other OSes)
>>>
>>> If you don't have that, then you won't be able to install this package on
>>> Windows.
>>>
>>
>> And for 32-bit Windows, no one has succeeded in building SYMPHONY with the
>> current toolchain. We did succeed with an earlier toolchain, but as
>> SYMPHONY is a C++ API, that is incompatible.
>>
>> It is possible to build Rsymphony on 64-bit Windows, using the binary build
>> of SYMPHONY at http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/Rtools/goodies/Win64No_/
>> (which needed source modifications).
>>
>>
>>> Duncan Murdoch
>>>
>>>
>>> * removing 'C:/Users/Hp/Documents/R/win-library/2.12/Rsymphony'
>>>> Mensajes de aviso perdidos
>>>> 1: running command 'C:\PROGRA~1\R\R-212~1.2/bin/i386/R CMD INSTALL -l
>>>> "C:\Users\Hp\Documents/R/win-library/2.12"
>>>> "C:/Users/Hp/Documents/R/win-library/2.12/Rsymphony_0.1-12.tar.gz"' had
>>>> status 1
>>>> 2: In install.packages(filename, type = "source", repos = NULL) :
>>>> installation of package
>>>> 'C:/Users/Hp/Documents/R/win-library/2.12/Rsymphony_0.1-12.tar.gz' had
>>>> non-zero exit status
>>>> "
>>>> >
>>>> Then about the CMD window I also tried to use it but I cannot get it to
>>>> recognize the command for me. It always tells me "R" it is an
>>>> unrecognized command. I am new to all this about tar.gz files and
>>>> running commands directly in the CMD windowf, so could you please be
>>>> more specific with me. Thank you
>>>>
>>>> Felipe Parra
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 8:47 PM, Duncan Murdoch
>>>> <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com<mailto:murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On 28/03/2011 8:04 AM, Luis Felipe Parra wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Thanks Duncan, I already installed Rtools but I don't know well
>>>> how to sort
>>>> it out. I tried the command you gave me and got the following
>>>> error:
>>>>
>>>> > install.packages("fPortfolioSolver.tar.gz", type="source",
>>>> repos=NULL)
>>>> Installing package(s) into
>>>> ‘C:\Users\Hp\Documents/R/win-library/2.12’
>>>> (as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
>>>> Aviso: invalid package 'fPortfolioSolver.tar.gz'
>>>> Error: ERROR: no packages specified
>>>> Mensajes de aviso perdidos
>>>> 1: running command 'C:\PROGRA~1\R\R-212~1.2/bin/i386/R CMD
>>>> INSTALL -l
>>>> "C:\Users\Hp\Documents/R/win-library/2.12"
>>>> "fPortfolioSolver.tar.gz"' had
>>>> status 1
>>>> 2: In install.packages("fPortfolioSolver.tar.gz", type =
>>>> "source", :
>>>> installation of package 'fPortfolioSolver.tar.gz' had
>>>> non-zero exit status
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>> Do you know what might be going on or where I can find a manual
>>>> of how to
>>>> use Rtools? Thank you
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> The likely problem is that you didn't give the full path to the
>>>> tar.gz file. If it is not in the working directory, that
>>>> install.packages command will fail.
>>>>
>>>> An easy way to get the path is to use
>>>>
>>>> filename<- file.choose()
>>>>
>>>> which brings up a Windows dialog; go search for the file, and its
>>>> name will be saved in the filename variable. Then use
>>>> install.packages(filename, type="source", repos=NULL).
>>>>
>>>> Duncan Murdoch
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Felipe Parra
>>>> On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 7:52 PM, Duncan
>>>> Murdoch<murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com
>>>> <mailto:murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com>>wrote:
>>>>
>>>> > On 28/03/2011 7:30 AM, Luis Felipe Parra wrote:
>>>> >
>>>> >> Hello I have downloaded the fPortfolioSolver package from
>>>> R-forge but I
>>>> >> have
>>>> >> not been able to install it. I don't know exactly where I
>>>> should place the
>>>> >> file and which commands to give R. Could somebody please
>>>> help me with
>>>> >> this.
>>>> >> Thank you
>>>> >>
>>>> >
>>>> > A .tar.gz file contains the source for the package, so you
>>>> need to process
>>>> > it into a binary format to install it. For simple packages
>>>> you can do this
>>>> > in recent versions of R using
>>>> >
>>>> > install.packages("fPortfolioSolver.tar.gz", type="source",
>>>> repos=NULL)
>>>> >
>>>> > but if it contains compiled code, you'll probably need to
>>>> install tools
>>>> > first. See the R Installation and Administration Manual for
>>>> full details;
>>>> > the tools are downloadable
>>>> from<http://www.murdoch-sutherland.com/Rtools>.
>>>> > Once the tools are properly installed, the above line
>>>> should work.
>>>> >
>>>> > The other way to do it is from a CMD window (not in R),
>>>> running
>>>> >
>>>> > R CMD INSTALL fPortfolioSolver.tar.gz
>>>> >
>>>> > This is equivalent to the R command above, but is sometimes
>>>> easier to set
>>>> > up, because you can easily modify your PATH variable in the
>>>> CMD window.
>>>> >
>>>> > Duncan
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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