[R] Update packages error message

From: Mike Prager <mike.prager_at_noaa.gov>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 18:15:04 -0500

In updating packages (R 2.8.0 on Windows XP SP3), I received an error message (complete with non-ASCII characters as pasted below). This does not seem to have caused a problem. Any idea what is going on and whether it is likely to have consequences?


> update.packages(ask='graphics')
trying URL
'http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/RWin/bin/windows/contrib/2.8/XML_1.98-1.zip' Content type 'application/zip' length 1790135 bytes (1.7 Mb) opened URL
downloaded 1.7 Mb

package 'XML' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked

The downloaded packages are in

        C:\Documents and Settings\mike.prager\Local Settings\Temp\RtmpcM9EGr\downloaded_packages updating HTML package descriptions
Error in .install.winbinary(pkgs = pkgs, lib = lib, contriburl = contriburl, :
  unable to create temporary directory '4xlhy $€

Mike Prager, NOAA, Beaufort, NC
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