Re: [R] update packages with R on Vista: error

From: Stefan Grosse <>
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2007 11:07:27 +0200

Thanks for pointing at this. But you know, the user is writable. R is installing Packages in /Documents/R/win-library which works fine so I find it absolutely naturally that update should work as well. Especially since when I install the packages it gets the latest version, library loads this latest version but update still does want to update this latest package with the package I already installed and fails ...

In my opinion the update on windows is simply buggy.

I think one should definitely not turn UAC off. ( its a good security feature). Btw. MikTeX 2.6 is able to deal with UAC - I can update my latex packages without any problems even though they are in the Program File directory (and also on-the-fly installation does work) ...

Stefan mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Fri 08 Jun 2007 - 09:12:57 GMT

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