[Rd] problems in installing packages with R version 2.4.0 alpha (2006-09-05 r39134)

From: Richard M. Heiberger <rmh_at_temple.edu>
Date: Mon 11 Sep 2006 - 20:30:55 GMT


I just downloaded the windows version
 R version 2.4.0 alpha (2006-09-05 r39134)

  1. When I downloaded the packages, the following two were not found.
    > utils:::menuInstallPkgs()
    --- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session --- dependency ''fCalendar'' is not available

dependency ''SparseM'' is not available

I am not sure which other packages depend on these.

2. Of the others, several didn't install cleanly

package 'mlbench' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked Warning: unable to move temporary installation 'C:\Program Files\R\R- 2.4.0alpha\library\file41bb5af1\mlbench' to 'C:\Program Files\R\R-2.4.0alpha\library\mlbench' package 'tseries' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked Warning: unable to move temporary installation 'C:\Program Files\R\R-2.4.0alpha\library\file305e124 \tseries' to 'C:\Program Files\R\R-2.4.0alpha\library\tseries' package 'DAAG' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked Warning: unable to move temporary installation 'C:\Program Files\R\R- 2.4.0alpha\library\file491c440d\DAAG' to 'C:\Program Files\R\R-2.4.0alpha\library\DAAG' package 'acepack' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked Warning: unable to move temporary installation 'C:\Program Files\R\R- 2.4.0alpha\library\file767d7a5a\acepack' to 'C:\Program Files\R\R-2.4.0alpha\library\acepack' package 'rcom' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked Warning: unable to move temporary installation 'C:\Program Files\R\R- 2.4.0alpha\library\file58784b40\rcom' to 'C:\Program Files\R\R-2.4.0alpha\library\rcom'

I reinstalled all five from the local zip files that were downloaded as part of the above installation, and four worked and one didn't. I needed to reinstall mlbench a third time and this time it worked.

This type of problem frequently happens when I download a new version of R.

3. rgl is still not working in Windows

package 'rgl' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked

> library(rgl)

Error in dyn.load(x, as.logical(local), as.logical(now)) :

        unable to load shared library 'C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-24~1.0AL/library/rgl/libs/rgl.dll':   LoadLibrary failure: The specified procedure could not be found.

Error: package/namespace load failed for 'rgl'
>

Therefore the Rcmdr 3-d graphics isn't working.

Rich



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