[R] Windows 7, update.packages problem: "unable to move temporary installation"?

From: Tal Galili <tal.galili_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 09:57:37 +0300

Hello all,

I am using R 2.13.0 with windows 7, after giving my user full privileges to the R folder (as described
http://www.r-statistics.com/2011/04/how-to-upgrade-r-on-windows-7/> ).
This allows me to install new packages just fine.

However, when using update.packages(), to update existing packages, I keep getting the following error (for example, when updating the MASS package):

package 'MASS' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked Warning: unable to move temporary installation 'C:\Program Files\R\R-2.13.0\library\file6cae3bcf\MASS' to 'C:\Program Files\R\R-2.13.0\library\MASS'

Any suggestions on how to fix this?


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