Re: [Rd] Windows Vista Issues

From: Gabor Grothendieck <>
Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2007 12:58:06 -0400

If you find you need to turn UAC off try, instead, installing R into

(assuming R 2.6.0). I run with UAC *on* although actually I was able to run R with UAC on even with R in c:\Program Files\R\R-2.6.0. It was only R CMD CHECK/INSTALL that was a problem and even that I am not so sure really needed the step of relocating R to %userprofile%\... since I tried so many things and it might have been something else.

Also see my post here:

On 9/7/07, Dominick Samperi <> wrote:
> Mark Difford wrote:
> > Hi Dominick,
> >
> > No offence intended, but I have been running R (presently 2.5.1.patched) on
> > a Vista (Home Basic) machine without a hitch since March 2007. Initially I
> > had to turn off "User Account Control" to install new packages, but that was
> > a known issue. I still run it that way, though it's not necessary anymore
> > (to have a truly smooth R). You really don't need it switched on if you
> > have decent anti-virus stuff &c.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Mark Difford.
> >
> Yes, I found the UAC trick, and the fact that most people turn it off
> suggests to me that the
> security policy was not executed very well. I agree with Uwe that my
> posting was a bit off topic, having
> more to do with Windows Vista hacks than with R, but I thought this
> mailing list is read by
> technical/developer types who might appreciate my comments.
> I don't think you will find any info about WinZip/ZipGenius
> compatibility issues in the
> Windows Vista docs, and the main purpose of my posting was to share what
> I learned
> with this mailing list. But by all means for R packaging purposes
> everyone should use
> the approved/tested zip that is part of Brian Ripley's Rtools collection.
> I'll have to remember to stay on topic in the future.
> Dominick
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