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

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
Date: Tue 12 Sep 2006 - 06:59:32 GMT

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> At least some of this will go away if you use a current version of 2.4.0 
> alpha rather than one that is a week old (as the posting guide does ask).  
> We are now at r39258, and some of those binary packages were built against 
> a substantially later version of 2.4.0 alpha.
> 
> If you look at the list of available packages at
> 
> http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/checkSummaryWin.htm
> 
> you will see which are unavailable as Windows binaries and why.  More can 
> be installed from the sources but do not pass R CMD check for Uwe (or in 
> most cases for anyone else: see the other CRAN summaries).
> 
> This is the 'alpha' period, and we are waiting for updates on quite a 
> number of packages (especially ones that use S4 methods).  However, R 
> 2.4.0 is not even in feature freeze yet, and it is quite possible that 
> packages will need to be reinstalled again prior to release.


Currently, the main problems with many packages are missing *recent* binaries (after the latest S4 changes) of BioC packages, hence many dependencies may not be working. I do not want to compile the whole BioC repository as well.

Uwe

> On Mon, 11 Sep 2006, Richard M. Heiberger wrote:
> 

>> 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.
> 
> This suggests problems with your local file system: it is definitely a 
> Windows rather than an R problem.
> 

>> 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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