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

From: Gabor Grothendieck <>
Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 10:51:47 -0400

That's not what movedir.bat and copydir.bat in batchfiles do. They will not overwrite any files.

On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 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.
> 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 <>
> To: ravi <>
> Cc:
> 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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> mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Thu 08 May 2008 - 16:24:13 GMT

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