Re: [R] FYI: Package installation problem with windows

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 03:46:57 +0000 (GMT)

On Fri, 28 Dec 2007, Owe Jessen wrote:

> Hello,
>
> maybe this info is helpful for someone else, at least it is a reminder
> for me if the problem should reoccur:
>
> The last hours R drove me nuts because it wouldn't install new packages,
> or more irritating still: It would chose randomly which packages to
> install when given a list ("unable to move temporary installation" ).
> The solution was to turn of the indexation of folders.

See the rw-FAQ Q4.8.
It is not normal for the Windows' Indexing Service to cause any problems here, but enhanced versions can.

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