[Rd] install.packages(,type="source") broken on Windows

From: <hpages_at_fhcrc.org>
Date: Fri 08 Sep 2006 - 23:35:22 GMT


Hi,

On Windows, 'install.packages(,type="source")' displays the same output than 'R CMD INSTALL --help' and doesn't install anything...

This is with R version 2.4.0 alpha (2006-09-06 r39158).

> install.packages('cat',type='source')
trying URL 'http://cran.cnr.Berkeley.edu/src/contrib/cat_0.0-6.tar.gz' Content type 'application/x-gzip' length 22914 bytes opened URL
downloaded 22Kb

Unknown option: configure-args
Usage: R CMD INSTALL [options] pkgs

Install the add-on packages specified by pkgs into the default R library tree (/library) or the tree specified via '--library'. The elements of pkgs can be relative or absolute paths to directories with the package (bundle) sources, or to gzipped package 'tar' archives. Then optionally pack the installed package into a zip file.

Options:
-h, --help print short help message and exit
-v, --version print version info and exit
-c, --clean remove all files created during installation

--fake do minimal install for testing purposes
--unsafe install on top of any existing installation
-d, --debug [x] turn on shell and build-help debugging
-l, --library=LIB install packages to library tree LIB
--docs=TYPE type(s) of documentation to build and install
--with-package-versions

                        allow for multiple versions of the same package

--use-zip-data collect data files in zip archive
--use-zip-help collect help and examples into zip archives
--use-zip combine '--use-zip-data' and '--use-zip-help'
--auto-zip select whether to zip automatically
--build zip-up the installation. Implies --auto-zip

TYPE can be "none" or "normal" or "chm" (the default) or "all", or   a comma-separated list of one or more of   'txt', 'html', 'latex', "example' and 'chm'.

Report bugs to <r-bugs@r-project.org>.

The downloaded packages are in

        c:\temp\RtmpoKYvqb\downloaded_packages updating HTML package descriptions

H.



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