Re: [R] Updating from an Old to a New version of R

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2008 07:20:04 -0500

There is also some info in Q7 on http://batchfiles.googlecode.com which also has scripts movedir.bat and copydir.bat for faciliting the moving or copoying of the packages from one library to another (or from any folder to another for that matter) on Windows. That can facilitate the copying/moving discussed in R FAQ 2.8 (on Windows).

The only package that I have had problems with after that was RGtk2 and after I reinstalled it

  install.packages("RGtk2", dep = TRUE)

then it worked fine too. I had used the menu:

  Packages | Update

rather than

  update.packages(checkBuilt = TRUE, ask = FALSE)

as recommended in R FAQ 2.8 so its possible that had I strictly followed the FAQ that that would have worked too although it might also have resulted in additional unnecessary and time consuming downloads -- not sure.

On Sun, Nov 9, 2008 at 4:22 AM, Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> We don't know this was for Windows, but a better answer is in the rw-FAQ
> Q2.8.
>
> Please (everyone) don't give answers to FAQs but refer to the official FAQ.
> (If you think you know a better answer, check that out with the FAQ
> maintainer(s) first.)
>
> On Sat, 8 Nov 2008, Christian Schulz wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> in Windows install the new R-base Installer in a new folder , move or copy
>> all additional packages from old library folder to the new one
>> (..do not overwrite the packages included in the base installation!). Now
>> start the new version and type: update.packages(ask=F).
>>
>>
>> regards, Christian
>>
>>
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Hi to everybody
>>>
>>> is there any way to update from an older version of R to a newer one
>>> without
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