Re: [R] help with updating to R2.7

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 10:50:27 -0400

On 5/8/2008 10:40 AM, ravi wrote:
> Hi,
> Ouch! That really hurt. But I get the point.
> Here's what I did now. I copied all the package folders from R2.6, except for the R.css file, and copied them into the R2.7 folder.

That's your problem. You've hosed the 2.7 libraries.

You need to reinstall 2.7. Only copy package folders from 2.6 if they don't exist in 2.7. If they already exist there, they've already been updated.

The older packages may not work in 2.7, but once you run the update.packages() function, you should get the latest versions.

Duncan Murdoch

> In the process, I overwrote the common files that came with the installation of R2.7.
> Here's the output that I obtained in R2.7 :
>> library()
> Error in unique.default(ans) :
> 2 arguments passed to .Internal(unique) which requires 3
>> update.packages(checkBuilt=TRUE, ask=FALSE)
> Error: could not find function "update.packages"
>
> My intention with my previous mail was to check and obtain confirmation on details like what I should do with the R.css file.
> But I realise that I should have then restricted myself to that single question.
> That way, I would not be wasting the valuable time of the R list experts, from whom I have received a lot of help previously.
> After reading the FAQ once again, I am guessing that the problem could be a case of the internet downloading functions failing.
> As suggested in the FAQ, I tried the following commands :
>> "path_to_R\bin\Rgui.exe" http_proxy=http://gannet/ http_proxy_user=ask
> Error: unexpected symbol in ""path_to_R\bin\Rgui.exe" http_proxy"
>> "path_to_R\bin\Rgui.exe" http_proxy=http://user:pass@gannet:80/
> Error: unexpected symbol in ""path_to_R\bin\Rgui.exe" http_proxy"
> Should I run the above commands in R, or in the windows command window?
>
> Thanking You,
> Ravi
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
> To: ravi <rv15i_at_yahoo.se>
> Cc: r-help_at_r-project.org
> Sent: Thursday, 8 May, 2008 2:57:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [R] help with updating to R2.7
>
> On 5/8/2008 8:30 AM, ravi wrote:
>> I know that it would be best if I reproduced the exact error messages, but I have tried so many different things now
>> and have lost track of the exact error messages at each stage.
>
> This is not a reasonable request. Rather than trying those two methods
> one more time, and recording what goes wrong, you expect someone on the
> list to do it for you? If the advice was in the FAQ, presumably it
> works for others, so the reason it didn't work for you is likely that
> you misinterpreted part of it, or your system has a unique problem, etc.
> The *only* way someone could diagnose that would be to see the error
> messages.
>
> You need to use some common sense when you're asking for help.
>
> Duncan Murdoch
>



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